On July 12, 2019 the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, along with Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, announced that Tulsa-based Selser Schaefer Architects, will be the architect and New York-based Local Projects, will be the exhibit designer for the Greenwood History Center. 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.
“There is an incredible and important national story to be told here in Tulsa,” said Local Projects founder Jake Barton. “The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre just wasn’t a pivotal moment for this city or communities that were affected by this event. This was also part of a resilience and resurgence of Greenwood that is a much larger story that the nation needs to know about.”
“What we’ve learned in a short amount of time is that this community wants to focus on not this event itself but the precursor that built Black Wall Street and the incredible resilience and human spirit that rebuilt Black Wall Street.”
The goal is to have the exhibition space completed in time for the 100th anniversary in 2021.
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