TULSA — State and local leaders are gathering in Tulsa on Thursday to dedicate a historical marker recognizing an area that played a role in the deadly race riot that killed African-Americans in 1921.
Historical records show that Standpipe Hill had a significant role in Tulsa’s history, including the Tulsa Race Riot. It was also where the Dalton gang of outlaws would go to try to spot lawmen to see if it was safe to attend church nearby.
The University Center at Tulsa, a consortium of higher education institutions including OSU, was established on land adjacent to Standpipe Hill in the 1980s. The campus became OSU-Tulsa on Jan. 1, 1999.
A marker recognizing the area’s significance and history will be dedicated at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.