2021 marks 100 years since the tragic violence that forever changed Tulsa’s Greenwood District, home to America’s Black Wall Street. Join the centennial remembrance this year with numerous events both memorializing the past and celebrating Greenwood's bright future.
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The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the worst massacres in US history, claiming hundreds of lives and reducing Greenwood District's 40 square blocks of prosperous, Black-owned businesses, newspapers, artistic venues and churches to rubble.
This devastating event has only recently been acknowledged on a national level, but museums and organizations like Greenwood Rising and the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission are ensuring Greenwood’s history is never forgotten while breathing new life into this historic area. A century later, Greenwood has been redefined as a dynamic place of reconciliation, history, art and culture for new generations.
Below, you’ll find a list of centennial events honoring Greenwood’s past while celebrating the neighborhood’s flourishing present.
May 26-May 29 – John Hope Franklin National Symposium
June 12 – Tulsa Race Massacre Roundtable
June 12-14 – Greenwood Film Festival
May 28 – Dedication of Pathway to Hope
May 31 – Remember and Rise (Due to unexpected circumstances, the Remember and Rise ceremony has been cancelled.)
June 2 – Dedication of Greenwood Rising
March 14-September 5 – "From the Limitations of Now"
March 14-September 5 – "Views of Greenwood"
May 1-July 31 – "Love & Harmony Oklahoma"
May 6-August 9 – "We Believed in the Sun"
May 27-August 31 – Crystal Z Campbell: Flight
June 17-19 – Tulsa Juneteenth
June 18 – Black Wall Street Ride Celebration
June 19 – Juneteenth on the East