Honoring the Legacy of Our Ancestors

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.

Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition

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.

Black Wall Street Memorial

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:

  • - Soil Collections
  • - Historical Marker Placements
  • - Racial Justice Essay Contest

Learn more about our work to memorialize Black Wall Street here.

Black Wall Street Festival

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:

  • - To Spread Truth
  • - Inspire Hope
  • - Extend Tradition

Legacy Fest draws crowds from around the country, and seeks to elevate and amplify the hard work and voices of Black Tulsans over the last century by offering opportunities to reflect, learn, and inspire through community curated experiences.

SAVE THE DATE for June 1st, 2024. We hope to see you there!