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Category: History

Black Wall Street Chamber Accepting Submissions For 2019 Tulsa Juneteenth T-Shirt Design

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. 

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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.