Black Wall Street archaeologist Alicia Odewale is part of National Geographic Live series coming to Tampa

The series starts in January 2023.

click to enlarge Alicia Odewale uncovers stories of resilience in the 100 years since the attack on Black Wall Street in Tulsa. - Photo via National Geographic
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Alicia Odewale uncovers stories of resilience in the 100 years since the attack on Black Wall Street in Tulsa.
The National Geographic Live series will return to Tampa’s Straz Center for the Performing Arts next year. The traveling series brings audiences into the experiences and research of speakers from across the world.

Tampa's 2023 National Geographic Live three-show series features marine biologist Diva Amon, photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale and archaeologist Alicia Odewale—an all-female lineup for the first time ever.

Prices for the three-show package start at $76. Single tickets go on sale July 25. All three installments happen inside Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, which is located at 1010 N WC MacInnes Pl. in Tampa.
Event Details

National Geographic Live

Tue., Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Tue., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. and Tue., May 23, 7 p.m.

David A. Straz Center - Ferguson Hall 1010 N W C Macinnes Pl, Tampa Tampa

Starting Jan. 17 with “From Shallows to Seafloor,” Amon shares her research on the deep sea and the unusual species that live there with stories and images from the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond.

Vitale presents “Wild Hope” starting Feb. 21, taking audiences through her personal journey documenting the realities of war to the reintroduction of northern white rhinos and giant pandas to the wild. Her award-winning work focuses on communities working to protect wildlife and our natural world.

Starting May 23, Odewale presents “Greenwood – A Century of Resilience,” where the archaeologist uncovers stories of resilience in the 100 years since the attack on Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Odewale, Tulsa natice, explains how archaeology and radical mapping can be used in pursuit of restorative justice following the Tulsa Race Massacre, considered one of the worst cases of racial violence against Black people in American history.

More information about the National Geographic Live series and ticket sales can be found strazcenter.org.
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