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The public is invited to join this free conversation with author and 2012 UA alum Victor Luckerson about his recently published book "Built From the Fire."

Come to learn about the history of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre.

The book will be on sale during the event.


This event is co-sponsored by the following UA units:

- Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

- Division of Student Life, Blackburn Institute

- Honors College

- College of Communication & Information Sciences, Department of Journalism & Creative Media

- College of Arts & Sciences


More about Victor Luckerson:

"At UA Victor was the editor-in-chief of The Crimson White from 2010-2012, and the co-founder of the online magazine Changing Tides in 2009. During his time as a student journalist, he led coverage of structural racism in the white college greek system, the presence of Confederate monuments on campus, and corruption in student government elections. After a few years working as a technology and business reporter for Time magazine and The Ringer, he is now a freelance journalist who writes about Black businesses and the inequities embedded in the U.S. economy. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he’s writing a book about Tulsa’s Black Wall Street for Random House. He hopes MASTHEAD will expand the opportunities for young journalists just finding their footing at the University of Alabama."--


"Victor Luckerson is a journalist and author based in Tulsa who works to bring neglected black history to light. He is a former staff writer at The Ringer and business reporter for Time magazine. His writing and research have appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesWired, and Smithsonian. He was nominated for a National Magazine Award for his reporting in Time on the 1923 Rosewood Massacre. He also manages an email newsletter about underexplored aspects of black history called Run It Back." --

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