TULSA, OK / ACCESSWIRE / June 16, 2020 / In the early 20th Century, Tulsa, OK. was home to one of the most affluent black business districts in the U.S. The Greenwood District was dubbed "Black Wall Street" because of the plethora of black-owned businesses.
However, the district was obliterated in 1921, during a bloody race massacre. Mobs of angry white Tulsa residents killed over 300 black Tulsa residents and destroyed over 1,200 black homes and numerous businesses.
Organizations across the nation and renowned activists including Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornel West, and Hill Harper rally together to spearhead a project to restore what's left of Black Wall Street in Tulsa.
Dr. Freeman Culver, President/CEO, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa, OK
Rev. Horace Sheffield III, Activist, National Chair, Rebuilding Historic Greenwood Commercial District Campaign, Detroit, MI
Hill Harper, Actor, Activist, Honorary Co-Chair, Rebuilding Historic Greenwood Commercial District Campaign
Dr. Patricia Carter Breeckner, Greenwood Business Owners Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mike Meehan, Owner - Fat Guys Burger Bar, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kim Randolph, President/CEO - Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, Missouri
Press conference to announce rebuilding of the original Black Wall Street
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11 a.m.
Photo, video, and interview opportunities available
102 N. Greenwood, Courtyard Area, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
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About the Historic Greenwood Commercial District
The Historic Greenwood Commercial District brings together people, partnerships, and possibilities to sustain a strong and vibrant urban district through planning, coordinating and communicating with and between all sectors of the Uptown community and beyond.
SOURCE: The Historic Greenwood Commercial District
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