KARLOS K. HILL – UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Dr. Karlos K. Hill serves as Chair and Associate Professor of the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He founded the Tulsa Race Massacre Oklahoma Teachers Summer Institute to teach the history of the 1921 Race Massacre to middle and high school students. Hill has been a featured expert on Vox’s Juneteenth documentary short, as well as national media including Time, USA Today and CNN. Professor Hill is the author of three groundbreaking books: Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, The Murder of Emmett Till: A Graphic History, and The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History.
Professor Hill’s Recommended Juneteenth Explained Reading:
Juneteenth, by Ralph Ellison
On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed
“Juneteenth, Explained,” by Fabiola Cineas https://www.vox.com/2020/6/18/21294825/history-of-juneteenth
“Why All Americans Should Celebrate Juneteenth,” by Liz Scheltens https://www.vox.com/21296075/juneteenth-emancipation-black-lives-matter
“Juneteenth Should Remind America What It Owes Black Citizens,” by Aaron Ross Coleman https://www.vox.com/2020/6/19/21295607/juneteenth-protest-wealth-gap-race-america-what-it-owes-black-citizens.
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