History Department Hosts Lecture with Tulsa Race Massacre Scholar

The Wichita State History Department will host its fall 2021 lecture, “Hidden History: The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Struggle for America’s Past” with Dr. Scott Ellsworth, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, via Zoom.

Ellsworth, a Tulsa native, is the Department of Afro-American and African Studies professor at the University of Michigan and is the author of “Death in a Promised Land,” the first comprehensive history of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Ellsworth received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1982. His awards include a 2016 Poets, Essayists, Novelists book award for “The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph.” Dr. Ellsworth’s most recent book, “The Ground Breaking: An American City” and Its Search for Justice was released in May.

Dr. Ellsworth was one of the lead scholars for the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and is assisting in the effort to uncover unmarked graves of massacre victims.

For more information or to get the Zoom link, contact Dr. Robin Henry at robin.henry@wichita.edu.