Saturday, September 3, 2016

August 30, 2016, Tulsa, OK – On Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum at 2445 S. Peoria Ave., in Tulsa, a group will be speaking about their participation in the “Just Governance for Human Security Conference” that was held in Caux, Switzerland this past July.

Panelists will present “Why is There Global Interest in Tulsa’s Race Relations? Healing History – an African American Experience.”   The panel will include: Alesia Latimer Clement, a Retired Social Worker and Booker T. Washington Graduate; Alicia Latimer, African American Research for Tulsa City County Library Coordinator; Michelle Place, Executive Director for the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, and Susan Savage - Former Tulsa Mayor and current CEO of Morton Health Services; and via recorded video, John W. Franklin who is the Director, Office of External Affairs, National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Also in attendance will be Shontaye Abegaz of Chicago, Illinois who is a program director for the Just Governance Conference in Caux, Switzerland.

Delegation chair, John W. Franklin son of the late Dr. John Hope Franklin, will be providing an opening statement, via video, giving the background of the conference and why the Tulsa delegates were selected.  Panel participants will discuss their presentations to the conference and their observations and insights followed by a question and answer session.
The program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Community & Diversity Committee, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, and the Tulsa City County Library’s African-American Resource Center.


The mission of the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum is to illuminate the past, enrich the present, and inspire future generations by collecting, preserving and presenting Tulsa’s history.  A respected research repository, Tulsa Historical Society & Museum holds an extensive collection of resources on the city’s rich past, including more than 200,000 still photographs, books, maps, documents, graphics, historical costumes and architectural remnants, and fine and decorative arts.  The museum utilizes its collection to create exhibits featuring stories from Tulsa’s past as well as to provide educational programming to schools and civic groups.  

Established in 1963, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation.  To learn more about the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, visit or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Tulsahistory.


Press release: 30 August 2016

For more information, please contact:
Britni Worley

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