(from left to right) Jake Barton, Hannibal Johnson, Sen. Kevin Matthews, L’Rai Arthur-Mensah, Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell, Nathan Koob
The 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission has strategically selected Local Projects, the creators and brainchild of the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, NY and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL to be the exhibit design team for the Greenwood History Museum. Tulsa-based Selser Schaefer Architects will lead the architectural design. Historian and author Hannibal B. Johnson will orchestrate curation of the exhibit which will center around Greenwood’s history, including the legacy of Black Wall Street before and after the Race Massacre.
The founder and director of Local Projects, Jake Barton, said, “We’ve done work at the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL. We have done work at the 9/11 Memorial — two of our signature projects — that take incredibly dark and challenging and even controversial stories of the past and make them relevant and meaningful for the present and the future, and that’s exactly what this interpretive experience should do.”
The goal is to have the exhibition space completed in time for the 100th anniversary in 2021.
You can read the entire article on The Black Wall Street Times.