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The Eddie Faye Gates Tulsa Race Massacre Collection

Meet Eddie Faye Gates

Learn how this high school teacher used her passion for history and justice to help recover silenced voices from the past. For decades, this local hero documented the memories and lived experiences of Oklahomans that most history books left out.

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Hear Memories of the Tulsa Race Massacre and of Greenwood

Alfred Stanley Dennie

Jazz Hall of Fame musician, Alfred Stanley Dennie, and his daughter Norma share a story about his brother, George, and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  Warning: Stories contain graphic content that may be sensitive to some.

Eunice Jackson

Eunice Jackson speaks about how fortunate she and her family were to safely flee the massacre and return to their home, saved by their neighbors.

James O. Goodwin

James O. Goodwin talks about his father founding the award-winning newspaper The Oklahoma Eagle in 1938 and its importance to Tulsa.

Upcoming and Past Events

Inaugural Eddie Faye Gates Lecture

Jun 1, 2021 6:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Please join us on June 1 to hear IMLS Research Scholar Autumn Brown explore some of the main themes manifested within the Eddie Faye Gates Collection. Discover more from this collection about compassion, family, community, resilience, and what they mean for our communities today. Ms. Brown will highlight voices of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre survivors and Greenwood’s past as well as pay tribute to Ms. Gates’ tireless efforts to recover and preserve this long-ignored history. Gilcrease Museum was deeply honored to receive this unparalleled collection in 2020 and to have the opportunity to make this materials accessible worldwide.

The Teacher Institute

July 12, 13 &14 2021 from 1-4 p.m.

The Eddie Faye Gates Tulsa Race Massacre Collection will support learning in our schools. The institute is open to Tulsa public schools district teachers.

Gilcrease Preserves North Tulsa History

Learn more about the Eddie Faye Gates Tulsa Race Massacre Collection and the IMLS grant award that is supporting Gilcrease’s ongoing work to archive, research, digitize, and create educational resources from the collection.

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For Gates Collection inquiries, please contact Head Archivist and Librarian, Renee Harvey at For general museum inquiries please contact us here

Read about short-term research fellowships, travel grants, and postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at Gilcrease Museum and the Helmerich Center for American Research here. Find out more about the Gilcrease archives.

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.