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Greenwood: The Evolution and Re-Awakenings of Black Wall Street

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Repeats every week 2 times.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual Seminar
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Educating for Justice

Educating for Justice is a series of non-credit workshops presented by Oklahoma State University-Tulsa as part of the university’s 100 Points of Truth and Transformation series commemorating the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Led by OSU faculty, renowned scholars and experts in their fields, these workshops will give participants opportunities to connect with the truth of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and be inspired toward transformative justice.

“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.”
― Booker T. Washington

Registration is for the entire three-workshop series. Since each workshop builds on the content of the previous workshops, registration for individual sessions is not available. Details for each of the three workshops in the series are listed below.

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Greenwood: The Evolution and Re-Awakenings of Black Wall Street

This course examines the history and evolution of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, coined “Black Wall Street” by educator and historian Booker T. Washington. “Black Wall Street” was the most economically vibrant Black community in the United States for years, and preceded Harlem, New York in that status. There were many significant factors that contributed to its rise, its destruction and its re-awakenings.


  • Phil Armstrong, Project Director, The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission
  • Professor Quraysh Ali Lansana, Acting Director, The Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and Professor of Africana Studies and English, OSU-Tulsa

Dates: Wednesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 28th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Modality:  Virtual Seminar

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