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You can find reports, presentations and meeting videos from these meetings online.

Convene Public Oversight Committee 
A Public Oversight Committee provides transparency, community accountability, and direction to the City of Tulsa during our investigation of possible mass graves from the 1921 Race Massacre.

Convene Historical Context Committee/Workgroup
Convene a Historical Context Committee to provide historical context to the investigation; ensure that the narrative of the individuals, families, and communities impacted by the Race Massacre are included and highlighted; and guide a public conversation on the enduring impact of the 1921 Race Massacre.

Public Discussion – Plan for Investigation: June 27

Public Oversight Committee Meeting – July 18

Public Oversight Committee Meeting – August 22

Public Oversight Committee Meeting – September 26

October 7-10: Ground Penetration Radar Scanning - Oaklawn Cemetery

October 14: Ground Penetration Radar Scanning - Oaklawn Cemetery

October 15-16: Ground Penetration Radar Scanning - Newblock Park

State of Oklahoma Archaeological Survey analyzes data from the scanning phase; results expected in December 2019 or January 2020.

Public Oversight Committee Meeting - Monday, December 16

  • Review the results of the initial geophysical investigation from the Physical Investigation Committee and discuss their review process.
  • Identify the questions we will address in our next Public Oversight Committee meeting regarding plans for Phase II of the investigative process.

Public Oversight Committee Meeting - Monday, February 3, 2020

Excavation: July 13-18, 2020

Public Oversight Committee Meeting - September 14, 2020

Excavation: October 19-23, 2020

Public Oversight Committee Meeting - December 17, 2020

Public Oversight Committee Meeting - January 28, 2021