Marking History: Greenwood Plaques Are Symbols Of Hope

Thursday, August 27th 2020, 9:10 am
By: Joseph Holloway

TULSA, Okla. -

Hey everybody, this is Joseph Holloway. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, News On 6 is committed to telling stories about this dark time in our cities history.

Right where I'm standing along Greenwood Avenue you'll find plaques like these.

They tell the stories of the thriving Black businesses that once stood in this area, before a white mob burned most of Greenwood over 18 hours.

Some businesses reopened, others never did, but over the years people have worked to make sure the story of what happened here, is never forgotten.

"For this not to be recognized as the most horrendous act of civil disobedience in American history is a travesty."   

Thursday night at 10, meet the men who made it their mission to have these plaques added to Greenwood and find out how they are symbols of hope for the future.