June 11, 2020
The Tulsa Historical Society & Museum has been deeply saddened by recent events. As we look back nearly 100 years to the Tulsa Race Massacre, we are reminded of the work still needed in our country to attain racial equity.
We support those who are working to build racial equity locally and across our nation. Although we cannot change the past, as an institution we can and will continue to present Tulsa’s history in a way that emphasizes the rich diversity that is part of our collective past. We will work to confront the inequity that exists in most museums, including ours.
As recently stated by the American Alliance of Museums: “The museum field not only has a responsibility to ask the hard questions and learn from each other, we have a unique duty to listen, to chronicle the lessons and histories of our communities, and to educate future generations.”