In a world where Black Americans are repeatedly told they will never be able to achieve success, the curriculum covered in this virtual class series will celebrate the strength and resiliency of the Black inhabitants of Greenwood, formerly known as Black Wall Street, in the early 1900s. The national attitudes and changes in perspective about slavery and segregation and Jim Crow are all integral to the rise and destruction of this district. This series is centered around survivor stories, what happened before the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, how things were going when the district was thriving, what happened to the rebuilt district, and how the district came to be what it is today. This story is not only relevant as its own story but is a product of and a (re)presentation of Oklahoma history, Black Oklahoma history, and American history at large.
Each week will cover a different topic:
This class series was created by Tri-City Collective and will be taught virtually over Zoom on Thursdays in April. Registrants may purchase one ticket per computer/household and will be sent a private link to join the Zoom sessions by March 29. Individuals will not be admitted to the meeting if their name is not on our registration list.
Photo credit: City of Tulsa
Crystal Patrick is a native of Tulsa and attended Tulsa Public Schools her entire life. After graduating from high school in 1997, she attended the University of Oklahoma, ultimately obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in Multidisciplinary Studies and a minor in African and African-American Studies. She has experience in several different fields, including Sales and Marketing for a local retail business and as a Child Welfare Specialist for the Department of Human Services. The knowledge she acquired in these jobs ultimately led her to become a classroom teacher, and she values the time spent with the future of our community. Currently, she is a member of Tri-City Collective, a diverse group of authors, poets, artists and educators. Along with being a former educator, Crystal is also an artist, with jewelry and creative writing being her primary art forms. She is the mother of two teenagers, both who attend Jenks Public Schools and keep her life full.
Programs and dates are subject to change. Ahha Tulsa reserves the right to cancel programs due to low enrollment or other conflicts. If cancellation occurs, registered participants will be contacted by ahha staff and will be refunded the full tuition. If another session is available, we will be more than happy to transfer your enrollment to that session.
Beyond cancellations, no refunds or exchanges.
Thursdays in April: 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
$35 per computer/household
Virtual over Zoom
Crystal Patrick of Tri-City Collective