Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-life Arts Showcase
Phillips Theological Seminary Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-Life thanks all the artists who submitted their works as part of a sacred commemoration for the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Members of the Black Christian Traditions and African American Faith-Life committee will serve as judges for the showcase and award a $500 best in show honor and up to $1,500 in combined prizes. Judging criteria was based on interpretation of the topic, originality, technique and composition.
The works will be featured in a video shared across social media and the seminary’s website, ptstulsa.edu/art.
Phillips Theological Seminary in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country Present the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”
On May 25, 2021 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern, a group of arts institutions across the nation premiered the short film “They Still Want To Kill Us,” an aria by composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), performed by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, and directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. It speaks truth to what transpired in 1921 at the Tulsa Race Massacre, an atrocity all but deleted from history until recently.
The work is being premiered to mark one year since the murder of George Floyd: a commentary on our progress this last century on the issue of race and America’s treatment of Black life. “They Still Want to Kill Us” will premiere on YouTube and Facebook; beginning May 26 it will stream for free at ptstulsa.edu/art until July 31. Phillips Theological Seminary supported the creation of this work.
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