Monday, October 19, 2020

Upcoming Virtual Conference to Highlight Freedmen Presence in Greenwood District of Tulsa


The Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and the African Indians of the 5 Civilized Tribes Foundation FIRST VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Special Featured Guest speakers:

-Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin

-Freedmen descendant  Dr. John Whittington Franklin, Senior Manager Emeritus, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Managing Member Franklin Global LLC       

Panel of Lawyers will discuss the McGirt decision and its effect on tribal court, freedmen litigation, sovereignty, and the impact on the North Tulsa community.  
-Cherokee Nation District Court Judge Luke Barteaux
-Former Creek Nation Assistant Attorney General John Parris, and Assistant Public Defender of the Colorado River Indian Tribe 
-Branton Grissum who is a Creek freedmen descendant. 

Panel of African American Authors will discuss North Tulsa community issues.  
-Attorney and author Hannibal B. Johnson 
-Retired professor and author Art T. Burton 
-Author and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji , Choctaw Freedmen descendant. 

Panel Discussion on Racial Reconciliation
-Cherokee tribal councilman Joe Deere
-Author/journalist Randy Krehbiel
-North Tulsa Cherokee Community Organization President Waynetta Lawrie 

Other speakers include historians: 
Eli Grayson Citizen of Creek Nation
David Cornsilk, Citizen of Cherokee Nation 
-Reuben Gant, Citizen of Cherokee Nation  and Executive Director John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation.  

In addition: There will be featured presentations of guest artists, theatrical performances and more.  All are Welcome!!

Conference tickets are available HERE.

“Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association Virtual Conference”

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