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Who is Don Ross?

The Don Ross Lecture Series is named after former State Representative Don Ross, a civil rights activist, journalist, & politician.  State Representative Don Ross gave his heart and soul to his community.  In addition to spiriting over $45 million to North Tulsa projects, and holding political officials accountable, his mission was to communicate, educate, and expand the minds of his community.  

As a founding member of the Greenwood Cultural Center, his 25-year quest to build a center of culture, history, and programming became a reality in 1995. The Greenwood Cultural Center is located in the heart 

of where the nation’s worst act of domestic terrorism took place known as the the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  Mr. Ross started educating the community about the race massacre in 1971, with an extensive article in a magazine aptly named, “Impact”.  He was instrumental in commissioning a state funded study to correct the record about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  

The Don Ross Lecture Series embodies the passion and commitment of it's name sake.  The goal of the Don Ross Lecture Series is to communicate, educate, and expand the minds of members of the Tulsa community.  The speakers and moderators will have frank and challenging discussions about topics that are important to the community.   At the end of the series, it is our goal to level the playing field for all who attend the lecture series. 

Join us each month as we present engaging speakers that will inspire you and challenge you to think.  The Don Ross Lecture Series is moderated by Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq.

Sponsored by:


Speaker:   Justin Hartford, Esq.

Date:           Sunday, February 19, 2023

Time:          3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Greenwood Cultural Center

                      322 N. Greenwood Avenue

                      Tulsa, OK  74120

Click here to learn more about Justin Hartford, Esq.

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