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Fred Conrad on Documenting the History of the Tulsa Massacre

Image showing a series of black and white portraits of elderly african americans, with the text Unearthing Tulsa: 100 Years after the massacre

On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4 pm, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) brings together three thought-leaders to discuss the history of making the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre more visible and known utilizing the tools of historical research, journalism, and photography. Speakers include:

  • Stamps alum (BFA 73) and photojournalist Fred Conrad
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Brent Staples
  • Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) professor and author Scott Ellsworth

In 1999, Fred Conrad visited Tulsa to make photographs of survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Brent Staples’ story about the survivors was published in the December 19, 1999 edition of the New York Times Magazine accompanied by Conrad’s photos.

Unearthing Tulsa | umma​.umich​.edu