How much do we know about black history? I mean how much do we really know? You might be rolling your eyes thinking: Obviously, we know about black history, it’s Black History Month for goodness’ sake!
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.
In its short history, Oklahoma has bore witness to some of the most horrific acts of racial terror in the United States, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre when white mobsters and klansmen destroyed the thriving Greenwood neighborhood and lynched hundreds of Black citizens. Our disturbing past cannot be hidden; it must be faced head-on.
The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.
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On Monday June 11th, dozens of educators began an intensive, week-long summer institute designed to train and equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to lead their students in various lessons about the massacre in an effort to preserve this history for generations to come.
Findings of Tulsa Equality Indicators Inaugural Report Confirm Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice System
(Tulsa Mayor G. T. Bynum | Photo Courtesy of Mvskoke Vision) By Hailey Ferguson This past April, the City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the inaugural Equality Indicators […]