Portion of Greenwood added to the National Register of Historic Places

by Mike Creef, Staff Writer
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On Thursday the Oklahoma Historical Society announced that the 100 Block of Greenwood Avenue has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register of Historic Places is the United State’s official list of properties significant in its historic past.

The 100 Block of North Greenwood Avenue is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in Commerce and Ethnic History.

Historic Greenwood finally recognized

“This district, also known as “Black Wall Street,” was the economic, cultural and professional center for Tulsa’s African American community. The 100 Block of North Greenwood Avenue helped provide a foundation for African American community building through the mid-twentieth century. It remains an important symbol of African American identity, cultural innovation and free enterprise,” the Society said in a statement.

Earlier this month President Biden vowed to “repair Greenwood” when he addressed the survivors and descendants in front of national media at the Greenwood Cultural Center.

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is set to hold a joint press conference next week with SHPO, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and other leaders in the community to discuss the historic designation.

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