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State and Federal Elected Officials Hold News Conference on 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Curriculum on the Massacre Being Developed for Oklahoma Schools
Posted at 8:26 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 20:23:51-05

TULSA, Okla. — On Wednesday, we'll find out the latest steps on plans to teach Oklahoma students about the Tulsa Race Massacre.

We first showed you last summer a workshop to train Oklahoma teachers on the new curriculum.

It's being developed to roll out statewide this Fall.

Currently, the massacre is only taught in Tulsa Public Schools and a handful of other districts.

As the 100th Anniversary approaches, the Tulsa Race Massacre Commission is working to make sure the tragedy is not forgotten.

A news conference is planned for this afternoon at the Greenwood Cultural Center to talk about their progress.

The news conference will be held by Senator James Lankford and will include both state and federal elected officials, including Oklahoma State Senator Kevin Matthews, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, chair of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, and Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister.

The conference is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Tulsa Race Massacre, click here.

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