OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Perspectives in History,” the 2023 Oklahoma History Symposium, on Saturday, April 22, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This one-day symposium offers scholars, historians, authors and museum professionals a forum to share their work with history enthusiasts through presentations centered on topics in Oklahoma’s history. Four professional development sessions also will be offered for museum professionals, volunteers and students.

The Oklahoma History Symposium is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance. A complete schedule, session descriptions and registration details are available online. Registered participants may attend any or all sessions, the book signing and the keynote.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Karlos Hill, regents’ professor of the Clara Luper Department of African and American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His speech is titled “Clara Luper’s Radical Love: A Tribute to the 65th Anniversary of the Katz Drugstore Sit-in.” Dr. Hill is the author of three books. He founded the Tulsa Race Massacre Oklahoma Teacher’s Institute to support teaching the history of the race massacre to thousands of middle and high school students. Hill also serves on the Clara Luper Legacy Committee board and the Board of Scholars for Facing History and Ourselves. Dr. Hill is actively engaged in other community initiatives working toward racial reconciliation.

The event is sponsored by Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. It is the state’s only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. To learn more about Preservation Oklahoma, please visit www.preservationok.org.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.