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Wed May 29, 2013

Reconciliation Event Set in Tulsa

Reconciliation Event set to begin
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa-based John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation's fourth annual symposium on bringing races together in America is about to begin.

The event runs Wednesday through Friday in downtown Tulsa and will focus on how addressing racial reconciliation issues could contribute to social, economic and political stability.

The symposium is named after John Hope Franklin, a pioneering scholar of American history and African-American studies who worked on the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that outlawed public school segregation.

Franklin — whose father's law office was burned in the Tulsa race riots of 1921 — died in 2009 at 94.