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90th Anniversary of Tulsa Race Riot Observed
By Tourism Industry Partner
A commemorative celebration to observe the 90th Anniversary of the so called Tulsa Race Riot
of 1921is planned for June 1st at 7 p.m on the parking lot of the second oldest church in North
Tulsa - Vernon AME.
The activities and presentation will highlight famous history of Greenwood Avenue, which was
named by Booker T. Washington in 1913 a Negro Wall Street . The street had started forming
as a bustling business center in 1865.
Princetta Newman, founder and Creative Director of Black Wall Street Tours announced that
live, costumed character re-enactment of persons who made the street world recognized
would bring history and events to life.
From the man who established the first business, O.W. Gurley to several of those who became
millionaires serving the needs of the then closed society of North Tulsa will all come to life in
this colorful, exciting, educational presentation.
Marvin Blades, President of Tulsa 100 Black Men, explained that the program will incudes a
candlelight salute by North Tulsa ministers to those who lost their property and lives on the
night Greenwood burned.
The associations of Black Police officers and Firefighters will perform special recognitions of
their earliest members.
Living survivors of the disaster and the living business owners from several decades will be
honored with an autograph signing of special mementos at a reception in the North Tulsa Heritage
House ,322 N. Greenwood.
Vendors will provide food and entertainment choices from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For more information call 918 955-2689