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"Being Ethnic, Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols," an incredible discussion in partnership with OK Humanities.

The Program


This series includes 4 pre-selected books, Being Ethnic, Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, and Symbols is about a nation of people with different ethnicities, it's as important to understand other cultures as it is our own. An ethnic identity can sometimes be at odds with being an American. This series explores the rewards and obstacles of being ethnic and becoming American.  The program begins with a literary expert giving a 30-40 minute talk, offering a deeper understanding of the text, the author, and the themes related to the book, allowing readers to gain new insight regarding the book before the discussion unfolds. The expert’s talk inspires the robust dialog that follows, where readers contemplate the thoughts and actions of the characters, consider the intentions of the author, and offer their own unique observations about the literature.

The Book in the Series

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin

The Way to Rainy Mountain by N. Scott Momaday

Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston

How to Prepare

Pick up the book from Guest Service at Williams Lodge.

Read the book.

Join us in person for the book discussion.

Keep an open mind.

Respect other members.

Have discussions, not arguments.

Be present.

Williams Lodge Parlor

Williams Lodge

2650 S John Williams Way Tulsa, OK 74114

Tulsa, OK 74114

United States





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LTAI Series: Go Tell It On The Mountain

STARTS: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM
ENDS: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3:30 PM

LTAI Series: Go Tell It On The Mountain


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What to Expect

Sunday, May 7, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation of book by scholar.

Discussion of book.

Return book and pick up the next book.

The Author, James Baldwin

A clip of the author speaking briefly on his childhood.


This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.
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