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Dr. Olivia Hooker Feb. 1915 — Nov. 2018

TULSA, Okla. — The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission seeks oral histories surrounding the tragic 1921 event. Of particular interest are the seldom-shared oral histories of white families whose ancestors participated in and/or observed the devastation of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood Districts. 

The Centennial Commission is committed to telling the full story, including the accounts of those who actively engaged in acts of destruction and criminality. Multiple perspectives and insights ultimately help us evaluate and understand what transpired and why. 

If you and/or your family members have oral histories to share, you may do so anonymously. Simply call our hotline at 918.596.1024. You may leave your account as a short recording or, if anonymity is not a concern, request that someone contact you so that you have an opportunity to share.  

Your stories are important to the Centennial Commission and to our entire community. Help us get the word out, won’t you? 

For more information contact Phil Armstrong, Project Director, at or 918-231-6211 

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