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UMMA’s commitment to anti-racist action
May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, May 17. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) has made a commitment to anti-racist action and stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). UMMA’s full statement can be found here.
An upcoming program exemplifies this effort. “Unearthing Tulsa: 100 Years Later, a conversation with Brent Staples, Fred Conrad, and Scott Ellsworth.” The Tulsa Race Massacre occurred on May 31–June 1, 1921, where hundreds of Black residents were murdered and more than 1,000 homes and businesses were burnt to the ground. A New York Times article at the time by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Brent Staples, along with images by photojournalist (and U-M alum) Fred Conrad were “the most significant national media coverage of the event at the time.” The program, which will be facilitated by U-M professor Scott Ellsworth, will “expand our understanding of what has been involved in making the history of Tulsa more visible and, by extension, illuminating the ever-present reality of racial terror and the resiliency of Black communities in our country.” This program will be livestreamed on YouTube. To receive a reminder for this event, register here. Monday, May 17 from 4–5 pm