Two Books, One Community Partners

“Two Books, One Community: The Great Gatsby and Fire in Beulah" is designed to foster a sense of community through a shared arts and reading experience of two novels, that explore two very different views of 1920s America.  "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and "Fire in Beulah" by Rilla Askew which examines the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the worst race riot in American History.

Sponsors: Stillwater Public Library, Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History, Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Funding Partners: This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Other funding partners include Stillwater Public Library Trust, Friends of Stillwater Public Library, and Friends of OSU Library. 

Community Partners: Stillwater Public Schools, Wondertorium Museum, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, City of Stillwater Community Center, OK Quality Printers, Downtown Stillwater, Town & Gown, OSU Department of Theatre, Oklahoma Historical Society, Formal Fantasy, Next Generation Advertising, Meridian Technology's Cosmetology Salon, The Deco Haus

OSU Partners: OSU Library, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, African American Student Association, OSU's Chapter of the NAACP