A Conversation and Book signing with Clifton Taulbert
Saturday, March 15
Clifton Taulbert, Pulitzer-nominated author introduces his latest book, The Invitation.
In this seven year project which chronicles his journey in South Carolina resulting from an unexpected invitation to supper, Taulbert shares the impact of the lingering lessons of race and place as well as what happened to the children of The Help. He doesn’t stop there…Taulbert leaves us with a clear picture of hope and the opportunities we have to repair what is broken as we journey through life.
On February 21 in Natchez, Mississippi, Pulitzer-nominated author, Clifton Taulbert’s latest book, The Invitation took center stage at the 25th Annual Literary Celebration where such notables as United States Senator Thad Cochran, James Meredith, Tate Taylor-producer of The Help and Kathryn Stockett—the author were present, joining with academic leaders and citizen guests from around the country.
Taulbert’s introduction of his seven year project brought the audience to their feet when nearing the end of his thought-provoking presentation he challenged his 32 year old son, Marshall Danzy Taulbert—writer and aspiring L.A. actor—and the audience of his peers to stand with him and take up the gauntlet to continue the transformation of America into that shining city on the hill for all.
The Invitation takes us on one African-American Baby Boomer’s journey as he shares his personal encounter with an aging white lady from South Carolina whom he thought to have been a retired school teacher, but later learned she was much more. Their encounter over a five year span of time—the reality of who she was what she represented, and the impact as the accomplished author battled the private conversation within his head, his youthful memories from the era of legal segregation—is The Invitation
Jana Jae & Friends
Thursday, February 20th, 1:30 PM
Featuring the Tulsa String Quintet:
Jana Jae and Sarah Richardson, Violins
Phil Lowry and John Letcher, Violas
Lauren Green, Cello
With special guest Hayley Lawson, Flute
Admission is FREE for THS members, students, and children. $5/adults, $3/seniors
YOU can help!
The museum is always looking for artifacts, photographs, and stories to share with the public in upcoming exhibits. Right now we need YOUR help with our upcoming 1930s exhibit.
YOUR memories of the Tulsa area in the 1930s
If you have personal stories about the Depression or have heard tales from family or friends about their experiences we want to hear them. Please contact the museum or take our handy online survey:
Click here to take online survey
Artifact Wishlist – we are looking for artifacts, photographs, and information related to:
- Depression Scrip (substitute currency used by companies or communities in place of government issued money)
- Mid-Continent Oil Refinery Strike Photos (1938-1940)
- Ice Skates
- Bicycle and/or Tricycle
- Children’s Clothing
- New Deal related items: photos, publications, or artifacts related to WPA, CCC, etc. projects or camps in Tulsa area.
- Information, photos or items related to Quaker Drug formerly at 18th & Baltimore
If you have items or information to share, or want to learn more about loaning objects to the museum, please contact Maggie Brown, Director of Exhibits, email@example.com or 918.712.9484.
ONE MURDER TOO MANY
Whitey Bulger and the Computer Tycoon
Lecture & Signing with Co-Author: Laurence J. Yadon
Saturday, February 1st, 1:00 PM
ABOUT THE BOOK
In this dual biography, authors Laurence J. Yadon and Robert Barr Smith explore this compelling criminal case from both sides. Tulsa computer tycoon Roger Wheeler was the victim and organized crime boss Whitey Bulger was the criminal—or so it seemed. Through an examination of information related to both men, the authors break down the façade and expose the underlying truths in this decades-long case.
Wheeler, a well-known entrepreneur, discovered that one of his investments was being skimmed by organized crime in Boston. As Wheeler began to unravel the money trail, Bulger’s White Hill gang scurried to cover their tracks. Wheeler rejected the gang’s alleged attempts to stop his investigation, mistakenly believing his many well-funded connections within the FBI would protect him. Wheeler was assassinated in May of 1981 and Bulger quickly dropped out of sight. In the ensuing years, Wheeler’s family never gave up their pursuit of justice. Their perseverance paid off when Bulger was apprehended in June of 2011.
This true story lays out how the unrelenting efforts of the family of a murdered Oklahoma businessman led to this crime boss’s downfall. Yadon and Smith provide insight into the development of organized crime in American and its stronghold in Boston while following and uncovering all the murky details of this groundbreaking case.
Laurence J. Yadon
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Laurence J. Yadon is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. He has assisted the Department of Justice in litigation matters before his local United States district court and has successfully argued before the US Supreme Court. He is the co-author of Pelican’s 100 Oklahoma Outlaws, Gangsters, and Lawmen: 1839-1939; 200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen: 1835-1935; Ten Deadly Texans; Old West Swindlers; Arizona Gunfighter; and Outlaws with Badges. Yadon resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Robert Barr Smith is a History Channel commentator and the author of more than thirty articles and five books. He co-authored Old West Swindlers, and Outlaws with Badges, and has been the editor for Yadon’s other titles. Smith served more than twenty years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a former deputy attorney general of California and a retired professor of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Smith lives in Norman, Oklahoma.