The University of Oklahoma strives to develop and implement meaningful and engaging exhibitions and displays in a manner that reflects the values of the university as a diverse community of students and scholars. Our work closely aligns with the evolving strategic plan of the University of Oklahoma Libraries by enhancing the public experience of the libraries and building collaborative partnerships with other university academic departments as well as with experts across campus. University Libraries’ exhibitions highlight the diverse nature of the libraries’ collections and engage the interests of the communities that we serve while fostering intellectual curiosity that stems from interdisciplinary research and scholarship.
From Tragedy to Triumph tells the story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre through a combination of compelling photographs and vivid eyewitness accounts from survivors. In emphasizing the experience of the victims and survivors, the exhibit will demonstrate the resilience of Tulsa's Greenwood District, highlighting how Black residents courageously responded to the destruction of their historic community.