We speak by phone with the Emmy Award-winning, Cincinnati-based documentary filmmaker Rachel Lyon, whose films have appeared on CNN, PBS, BBC, the History Channel, and elsewhere. Lyon's newest film, "Hate Crimes in the Heartland," will be screened here in Tulsa on Thursday the 5th at 5:30pm; this screening is part of a free-to-the-public panel discussion happening at the Perkins Auditorium on the OU-Tulsa campus (at 41st and Yale).
On this installment on ST, we chat with Steve Gerkin, who is originally from Iowa, has lived in Tulsa for more than 35 years, retired from his general dentistry practice in 2010, and has written a number of interesting articles for This Land Press about little-known aspects of Tulsa-area history. Gerkin has gathered several of these articles into a book, "Hidden History of Tulsa," which has just been published.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa preservationists say honoring the site of the city's 1921 race riot with a listing on the National Register of Historic Places will teach future generations about what atrocities happened here and how they can learn from them.
The Greenwood Historic District, which encompasses about 36 city blocks in north Tulsa, could make it on the federal register as early as December, if the city's 94-page nomination is approved.