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Published 05/27/19 

TULSA, Okla. — State Sen. Kevin Matthews announced Friday that the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will host a groundbreaking ceremony of the Pathway to Hope on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m.   Matthews is chairman of the Commission.

“The Pathway to Hope walkway will serve to connect and tell the story of the buildings, exhibits and history of the Greenwood area in preparation of the 100th anniversary of the race massacre in 2021,” said Matthews, D-Tulsa.

A symbolic walk is scheduled to begin at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 321 N. Detroit Ave., and end at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood. The walk will recognize the new “Pathway to Hope”, which will unveil and break ground at 6pm as one of the events. 

The ceremony will occur during the second day of the eighth annual John Hope Franklin Symposium sponsored by the JHG Center for Reconciliation at the Cultural Center. The public is invited to attend. 

For more information, contact Sen. Kevin Matthews at 918-955-2283. For more information about the symposium events, go to and to learn more about the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial events, visit

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