Ahha Tulsa hosted two authors of children’s books for a signing event and panel discussion Saturday afternoon.
The books, titled “Opal’s Greenwood Oasis” and “A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre“, talk about the Greenwood District before and during the Race Massacre.
The authors read their books and answered questions about their content.
Quraysh Ali Lansana says one of the goals of his book was to inspire children to keep dreaming.
“By presenting this history of what the district was before it was destroyed, hopefully it provides the opportunity for young people to dream, to not only go back to the history and have a basis for that dreaming, but also to see beyond the block, and see possibilities,” said Lansana.
Coming up at 9 and 10 on News On 6, hear from another author at the panel and how he hopes his book keeps the history alive.