You know my heart, hands and mind….. busy ticking….dreaming of a quilt to depict this important event!
“I want to be out there on the firing line, helping, directing or doing something to try to make this a better world, a better place to live.”
– John Hope Franklin
The story of the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Inc. is just beginning. It is a story filled with:
• Drama –Waiting eight years for state funding
• Resolve –Securing $950,000+ funding to complete the Park
• Patience – Overseeing construction of Reconciliation Park and establishing an organizational framework
• Action – Launching five major program initiatives in its first year of operation
Beginning with the 2008 groundbreaking for Reconciliation Park, which was Dr. John Hope Franklin’s last public appearance before his death in March 2009, the Center’s Board of Directors has created an exciting vision –
to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division, even violence, into a hopeful future of reconciliation and cooperation for Tulsa and the nation.