Two students from Tulsa Community College, one from Langston University, one from the University of Tulsa and one from ORU are now participating in the program founded by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A new lawsuit cites an Oklahoma statute that makes it a misdemeanor to use a dead person's image for advertising or solicitation "without the consent of the surviving spouse, personal representatives, or that of a majority of the deceased's adult heirs."
Rep. Regina Goodwin also is putting up bills addressing policing reform, especially as it relates to use of force, election law reform, and mental health access.
Board members agreed that they "didn't have the experience to run a history center." With the hiring of a new executive director with museum background, the focus is on turning Greenwood Rising from "a shiny new thing" into an institution.
Raymond Doswell, vice president with Kansas City's Negro Leagues museum since 2011, replaces Phil Armstrong, Greenwood Rising's interim executive director since its opening last year.
Since a 2020 dig at the site of a rumored mass grave on the cemetery grounds proved fruitless, researchers have focused their efforts on finding the final resting places of 18 Black men known to have been killed in the massacre and buried in Oaklawn.
Forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield discovered the wound in the remains of what is believed to have been adult male. What was described as a bullet core was extracted.
The number of unmarked burials found is probably not as significant as how many sets of remains are exhumed for further analysis, including DNA extraction. As of Thursday evening, that number was three.
Two sets of adult remains were exhumed and taken to an on-site lab for analysis Thursday as the search in Oaklawn Cemetery for unmarked burials linked to Tulsa's 1921 Race Massacre continued.
A day after the discovery of four unmarked burials brought the number within the past week to 21, three child-size burials were unearthed in the city's search for potential victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre at Oaklawn Cemetery.
The four discovered Tuesday bring to 21 the number of burials uncovered in the former "Black potters' field" near the southwest corner of the cemetery in the past week.
It's too early to know whether the 17 coffins discovered Friday and Saturday hold the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, according to officials.
Officials hope to find potential unidentified victims south and west of the former search area at Oaklawn Cemetery, with the second excavation expected to be complete by Nov. 18.
Mary B. Horn joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1939 and served 23 years.
Nine years ago, then-Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said he was sorry that the Tulsa Police Department did not protect its citizens during the 1921 Race Massacre.
"We are already making preparations," said forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield. "We don't have a date, but we hope to be there this fall."
A database being created in an effort to identify massacre victims would have serious privacy and safety implications when it comes to police investigations, they say.
Sean Baugh found his voice in high school in Sand Springs 30 years ago. Now he uses it to try to change the world, one song at a time.
As part of a one-year anniversary celebration, the Black Wall Street history center has been added to the Bloomberg Connects mobile app, which also offers an enhanced experience for in-person visitors.
District Judge Caroline Wall gave three survivors another chance to seek relief through the courts, but she said "a large part of the remedy for this is up to the County and state of Oklahoma to do on its own."
The concert will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Over the past two years, research teams hired by the city have excavated two sites near the southwest boundary of Oaklawn Cemetery.
The city plans to expand the search at Oaklawn and to resume the search for possible mass graves at Newblock Park, west of downtown, and The Canes, an area alongside the Arkansas River near downtown.
The $20 million project at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street honors the icons of Black Wall Street and memorializes the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
One year ago today, President Joe Biden visited Tulsa’s Greenwood District, 100 years after it was destroyed by white gangs.
"I am in Oklahoma on this date on purpose," lead reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones said Tuesday. "As states all across the country began trying to legislate (against) the 1619 Project, I decided to go to all the places that were trying to ban it.
“One of the things we realized early ... was that the centennial was going to be an inflection point, not a finish line,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said.