Giles Symposium presents:

University of Science and Arts Oklahoma
1727 W Alabama Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
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Giles Symposium presents:

Address:
University of Science and Arts Oklahoma
1727 W Alabama Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018
Phone:
405-574-1362

The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma will host journalist and National Book Award-winner Ta-Nehisi Coates alongside lawyer, author and consultant Hannibal B. Johnson as the keynote speakers for the 2022 Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service.

With a journalistic career spanning two decades, Coates has written for “The Village Voice,” “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times” and served as a national correspondent for “The Atlantic” between 2008 and 2018. Among his dozens of influential articles and essays are the National Magazine Award-winning “Fear of a Black President” in 2012 and the “The Case for Reparations” from 2014.

Coates is also the best-selling author of “The Beautiful Struggle,” “We Were Eight Years in Power,” “The Water Dancer” and “Between the World and Me,” which received the National Book Award in 2015. Coates received a MacArthur Fellowship the same year. In 2016, he began writing for Marvel, working on the “Black Panther” and “Captain America” comics series.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Johnson is an attorney and consultant specializing in diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competence issues, as well as human relations, leadership and non-profit management. Having taught at the University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, Johnson currently serves on the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, a federal body charged with planning developing and implementing activities appropriate to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies in 1619.

Johnson also chairs the education committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Johnson has authored ten books, many focusing on African American history in Oklahoma, including “Black Wall Street – From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District,” “Acres for Aspiration – The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma” and the play “Big Mama Speaks – A Tulsa Race Riot Survivor’s Story.”

The event is free, but space is limited and tickets are required. In accordance with the speaker’s contract, all patrons are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

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