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The Sawners of Chandler: A Pioneering Power Couple in Pre-Civil Rights Oklahoma

The Sawners of Chandler, Hannibal B. Johnson

Juxtaposed against the grim realities of black life at the turn of the twentieth century, the lives of George and Lena Sawner shone like the blazing sun on an oven-hot August day in Oklahoma. Educated, professional, and economically stable—well-off by most standards—the Sawners lived the American dream, accompanied, periodically, by nightmarish reminders of the realities of race. Click here to read more

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Interview with Rich Fisher of StudioTulsa – Apartheid In Indian Country? Seeing Red Over Black Disenfranchisement

Hannibal recently sat down with Rich Fisher of StudioTulsa to discuss his book, "Apartheid in Indian Country? Seeing Red Over Black Disenfranchisement." To listen to the interview, go to:...

Combat Injustice and Promote Equity

In this Tulsa World editorial, Hannibal B. Johnson addresses ways to combat injustice and promote equity. It's a "must read"! Read more here on the Tulsa World Website (click...

Tulsa Still Facing Historical Trauma from the 1921 Race Riot

I recently appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the race riot of 1921. If you haven't had an opportunity to view the video, take a moment to watch it...

Writing Out Loud Interview

An interview with Hannibal Johnson, author of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District. Please click the following link to view the video:...

Diversity Month – Mosaic Tulsa Video

Mosaic recently published the video below in which I share some thoughts on diversity. Mosaic is the Tulsa Chamber’s diversity business council. The primary focus of the Mosaic council is to create awareness about the competitive advantage of having a diverse and...

J. Kehaulani Kauanui Interview for Apartheid in Indian Country?: Seeing Red Over Black Disenfranchisement.

Join your host, J. Kehaulani Kauanui for a two part program on “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond.” The first segment features an interview with attorney Hannibal B. Johnson about his new book, Apartheid in Indian Country?: Seeing Red over Black...

Apartheid in Indian Country: Seeing Red Over Black Disenfranchisement

I was recently interviewed by Rich Fisher of StudioTulsa, you can listen to the interview here: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/apartheid-indian-country-seeing-red-over-black-disenfranchisement For more information or to order check out my books on this...

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace The Business of Leading Change Hannibal B. Johnson  Introduction Each of us is a complex individual. Yes, we are different from one another, sometimes in significant ways. But what we have in common—our shared...

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER Musings on the Perils of the Information Age

Hannibal B. Johnson The “Information Age” is now firmly ensconced. We are awash in its brackish, untamed waters, buffeted by waves of data at every turn. As with water, separating out the undesirable contaminants requires a process akin to purification, a kind of...

REPARATIONS AND THE 1921 TULSA RACE RIOT Righting the Wrongs of History

  “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Tulsa, “The Oil Capital of the World,” “The Magic City,” shone brightly at the dawn of the twentieth century. Black gold oozed from Indian Territory soil, land once...

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