1921 Massacre

Soil collection ceremony to begin for lynched victims of Tulsa’s race massacre

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Published 05/24/2019 

By BWSTimes Staff 

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Memorial Day weekend, Tulsans will participate in a soil collection ceremony to begin paying homage to the lynched victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.  

All members of the Tulsa community are encouraged to attend the event that will begin promptly at 5 pm at the Historic Vernon Chapel AME Church (311 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120).

Vernon Chapel is the last remaining edifice standing since the 1921 race massacre. 

The ceremony will work in union with the Tulsa African Ancestral Society’s 22nd annual Black Wall Street Memorial March.

Dr. Robert Turner is this year’s Keynote Speaker. 

In partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, the Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition‘s soil collection ceremony marks the first phase of events leading up to the highly-anticipated opening of the Tulsa County Lynching Memorial, which is scheduled to open in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Historic Vernon Chapel AME Church on September 14, 2019. 

The following recognitions are just 36 of the 300 plus victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre which are currently memorialized at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. 

Dr. Andrew C. Jackson

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Carrie Diamond

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Cualey Walker

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Ed Adams

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Edward G. Howard

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Ed Lockard

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Eliza Talbot 

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

George Hawkins

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

George Jeffery 

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Greg Alexander

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Harry Barker

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Henry Walker 

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Howard Barrens 

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Joe Miller

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

John Wheeler

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Lewis Shelton

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

M.M. Sandridge

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Nelson Talbot 

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Ruben T. Everett

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

Sam Ree

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

S.H. Pierce

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

William Hudson

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

William Turner

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

— Morrison

Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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Lynched 05/31 – 06/01, 1921 — Tulsa County, OK

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