NextCity: Black Wall Street’s Second Destruction

Greenwood highway

The Tulsa Daily World’s June 2, 1921 morning edition headlines read: “Dead Estimated at 100: City is Quiet. $2000 to Start Fund for Relief. Negros Gladly Accept Guards. 5,000 Negro Refugees Guarded in Camp at County Fairgrounds.” Fewer than 24 hours after Ku Klux Klan leaders — along with the … Read More

Black Wall Street Times launches campaign to expand newsroom

Black Wall Street Times

The Black Wall Street Times commemorative magazine will feature 100 years of resilience. This unique project will include a history of the Greenwood community – destroyed in 1921 but rebuilt in the years that followed. We will also highlight the second destruction caused by gentrification. We will not only commemorate the … Read More

UU World: In Tulsa, Faith Leaders Call for Massacre Reparations

Black Lives Matter

The basement wall of the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church is the only edifice of the original Greenwood neighborhood that survived the conflagration. On May 31, the church is holding a dedication for a planned Prayer Wall for Racial Healing at the site, which will eventually include a baptismal pool and … Read More