The center, which officially opened in August, recently surpassed 20,000 visitors, its interim director said.
Supporters of @GreenwoodRising can vote online in the Readers' Choice awards through Dec. 20. Less than three years ago, Gathering Place won the same contest.
“I wish we had this when I was learning Oklahoma history," John Thompson of Tulsa said of the exhibits showing the historic Greenwood neighborhood from its origins in the early 1900s to the present day.
The museum held a sort of preview opening in late spring to coincide with centennial activities, but Wednesday was its grand debut.
A dedication and limited opening for the $18.6 million facility were held in June as part of the Tulsa Race Massacre centennial commemoration. It had been scheduled to open to the public in early July, but the opening was delayed.
"That economic engine can be restarted," Greenwood Rising's project director says of Black Wall Street. But another Greenwood leader's fear is "on June 2, we go back to where we were and it's quiet."
A Thursday Tulsa World story stated that the $18.2 million Greenwood Rising project was funded with local and state dollars and private donati…
The $18.2 million legacy project of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission was funded with local and state dollars and private donations and will open to the general public in July.
The $18.2 million legacy project of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission was funded with local and state dollars and private donations, and will open to the general public in July.
Emails obtained by the Tulsa World indicate discussions between the attorney for the last known survivors and the Race Massacre Centennial Commission broke down days before the commemoration event was canceled.
Some prominent African American leaders want nothing to do with Greenwood Rising, but many other Tulsans are eager to see what it's all about.
Boeing is sponsoring Greenwood Rising XR Learning and an annual Youth Race and Leadership Forum.
The effort of part of the centennial commemoration of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
The Return on Inclusion Summit, billed as Oklahoma’s largest professional diversity and inclusion conference, is being held virtually this year and in partnership with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.
His goal, he said, is to not only to build a reminder of the race massacre but also a memorial to what he calls "the most resilient people on this earth."
At the Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge, the commission surprised Eaton with the news his family legacy will be part of an exhibit in Greenwood Rising under construction across the street.
The grant is the largest contribution to date from a donor not based in Tulsa. Officials say they've raised more than $22 million toward a $30 million goal, which would pay for building construction, exhibits and fixtures and cover start-up operating costs.
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission's goal is to help people face the past and present and talk out the future, members of the organization said Thursday.
History matters in understanding why it is essential that we we consider future reforms in justice, business practices and schools.
The creator of HBO's acclaimed "Watchmen" series, which debuted last year with a depiction of the Tulsa Race Massacre and which was set in the city, has donated $19,021 toward construction of a history center about the 1921 events.
Groundbreaking for the project is Friday.