Scott Ellsworth

“The reality is that we can learn from history, but we can only learn from it if we tell the whole thing - the good, the bad, the ugly...we can't just tell one side of the story, and that has often been the case.”

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Dr. Scott Ellsworth, a professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies since 2007. He teaches courses on African American history, Southern literature, race and sports, and crime and justice in contemporary U.S. society. His book, “The Ground Breaking: The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City’s Search for Justice,” was released this year, the 100th anniversary of the event. It is his second on the subject. The first, “Death in a Promised Land,” is the first-ever comprehensive history of the horrific 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Dr. Ellsworth is helping to lead the ongoing effort to uncover the unmarked graves of massacre victims.

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