Anthropology Lecture Series - It Takes Teamwork: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Investigation from 2020 to 2023


Jan. 30, 2023, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

BEH-212 or Virtual


In 2018, the City of Tulsa organized a team of experts, from scientists to community members, to identify gravesites associated with the hidden descendants of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. While the City developed three committees pursuing historical, anthropological, and community aspects of the recovery, the Physical Investigation Committee (PIC) has embodied all three aspects in its recovery process since groundbreaking began in 2020.

This presentation describes the progress of the investigation through 2023, in terms of the teamwork demonstrated by the PIC, and demonstrates the analytical and professional impacts of the group approach. 

Admission Information

This event is open to the public. Please join us in-person or attend virtually via WebEx

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
Heather Nepa