In Tulsa, there is no present moment without remembering where and who we came from. Black people in this city are descended from a legacy of excellence embodied in Black Wall Street. Our work to honor this legacy is grounded in what once was, and what can still be, as we work to build a prospering community.
The Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition is a group of committed, community members who are dedicated to truth-telling and ensuring that the hundreds of African-Americans murdered at the hands of racial terror are never forgotten. We believe that it is impossible to heal from such devastation and trauma without truth.
The Tulsa Race Massacre is a stain on Tulsa and Black Tulsans are still facing the aftermath of this massacre. In addition to our work to build a city where marginalized people can flourish, we must remember and honor our past. We have done this remembrance work in close partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative and have led the charge in the following projects
Learn more about our work to memorialize Black Wall Street here.
May 31st, 2021 marked the 100th year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Terence Crutcher Foundation coordinated a coalition of local and national partners to join with descendants of the massacre to create the only community-centered commemoration of this event.
The Festival centered three main tenets:
The festival was not simply a commemoration of past events, but also a direct call for the City of Tulsa and State of Oklahoma to finally pay the survivors and descendants what they’re owed. The fight for justice for Greenwood continues.
To watch performances and panels from Black Wall Street Legacy Fest head here.