Recognizing the talent and passion within the Tulsa community Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions for the t-shirt commemorating our 2019 Tulsa Juneteenth celebration. The design selected will fit with this year’s Prince theme as well as represent what it means to celebrate blackness in Tulsa. “Juneteenth”, “Tulsa”, and “2019” will be present in the selected design.
For many in the community, the missing plaques and name changes are emblematic of a deeper, more disturbing trend signifying the erasure of a pivotal piece of the nation’s past.
February First Friday Features Christina Henley and Western Doughty At Black Wall Street Gallery
Kwanzaa is a time to reflect on family, community, and African people worldwide, including those living in the diaspora (the West Indies, Caribbean Islands, and the Americas).
“The Green Book” by Calvin A. Ramsey is a play about a time when many African-Americans were traveling by car and had the freedom of mobility for the first time, and they were eager to go out on the road. However, segregation brought hidden dangers, and vulnerable Blacks had to maneuver to find safety in accommodations, leisure activities, restaurants, service establishments and anything that they would need during their travels.
We have the power to shift the global economy model back to one of predominantly local commerce one dollar at a time, but do we have knowledge of who our local artists and entrepreneurs are and where to find them?
In it’s third year Mr. Burns’ Festivus For The Best Of Us continues to grow and evolve while keeping true to it’s original mission of camaraderie between Tulsa artists.