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Juneteenth 2019

Photo of Juneteenth 2019 on Greenwood Ave, Greenwood District/Black Wall Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma | Photo by Landon J.

Published 06/18/2020 | Reading Time 2 min 53 sec 

TULSA, Okla. – A collective of community-based organizations have united together to host Tulsa’s annual, Juneteenth, honoring the emancipation of slavery. This celebration will happen in the heart of the Historic Greenwood District, Home of America’s Black Wall Street, this Friday, June 19 from 11 AM to 10 PM. 

As Tulsa approaches the 100 year anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, this year’s Juneteenth celebration, now more than ever, represents a spirit of resilience and perseverance as our community presses forward in solidarity during these challenging times. 


This year’s event will include nationally-acclaimed musical performances by the Original Lakeside Band and American gospel singer Le’Andrea Johnson, as well as local vendor booths, food trucks, family games, music by the Tulsa Super Band and a combination of local and regional talent throughout the day. 

Several guest speakers will be joining the festivities including; Reverend Al Sharpton, a special virtual appearance by nine-time NBA All-Star and 2016-17 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and other national speakers.  

The Tulsa Juneteenth event is organized by a collective of community organizations, partners and activists including; Terence Crutcher Foundation, Starr Fisher LLC, Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church, Wise Moves, The Black Wall Street Times, The Oklahoma Eagle, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa Juneteenth and many others.

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Due to an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, Tulsa Juneteenth is taking enhanced operational measures to ensure the health and safety of all guests and volunteers attending Friday’s event. Please follow all posted-instructions throughout the event space. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear their masks and exercise recommended social distancing practices at all times.

Complimentary face masks will be provided to attendees through a partnership with the non-profit organization Until We Do It. 

By attending Tulsa Juneteenth, attendees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. 

For the safety of attendees and the safety of others:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing and remain 6 ft apart
  • Wash hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover mouth when coughing or sneezing 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • Do not attend public events if you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
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