Virtual Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned For Greenwood Rising Museum

Friday, August 21st 2020, 4:27 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa -

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission is breaking ground on a new history center in Tulsa's Greenwood District Friday.

Organizers say they want to focus on why the museum's site is so important and what the Greenwood Rising museum will mean to the area.

Mayor G.T. Bynum and Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell will attend the groundbreaking.

Seating is limited to allow physical distancing but the ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook.

A few descendants of those killed in the race massacre will also be involved in the ceremony.

Tulsa's Hillie Foundation donated the land for the site and you can see where construction crews have already started working.

“The community and others who joined us said there’s really no place where we’re telling the full story, the full narrative of what was this historic place called Greenwood, this place Black Wall Street,” said Phil Armstrong.

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