• Aug 29, 2007

Annual Martha’s Vineyard Forum: A Gathering of the Elders: Sheroes, Heroes & Survivors

  • 1:00 PM
  • Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA


  • A Commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
  • A Salute to Oliver W. Hill, Esq. (1907-2007)
  • The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Survivors: Otis Clark (104 years old), Dr. Olivia Hooker (92 years old), and Wess Young (90 years old)
  • Film Screening of Before They Die!, The Tulsa Race Riot Documentary: Reginald Turner, Producer
  • The Panel of Elders: Former Senator Edward W. Brooke (invited), Judge Benjamin Hooks (invited), Myrlie Evers-Williams (invited), Dr. Adelaide Cromwell, Dorothy Burnham (invited) and Dr. Kenneth Edelin
  • Vocal Performances by Recording Artist Lawrence Watson
  • Host & Master of Ceremonies: Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Founding & Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


$30 ticket includes Admission, Pre-Event Public Reception and Book Signing
$100 ticket includes Admission, Pre-Event Public Reception, Book Signing, and Post-Event Private Reception with Panelists

All Proceeds from this Event Will Benefit the Survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Advance tickets available at the following locations:

Edgartown Books: 44 Main St., Edgartown, 508-627-8463
Alley’s General Store: State Rd., West Tisbury, 508-693-0088
C’est La Vie: 51 Circuit Ave., Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6181
Cousen Rose Gallery: 71 Upper Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-693-6656
Bunch of Grapes: 44 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2291

Event Documents

Event Program (pdf)
Event Press Release (pdf)


Survivors of 1921 Riot in Tulsa Join Talk on Black Experience (The Vineyard Gazette)