1256 MOVEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE CENTENNIAL AND JUNETEENTH EVENTS

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Many important events by key organizations are happening beginning the week before the centennial through Juneteenth. 1256 Movement plans to be there, listening, learning, growing, and interacting with the narratives of victims, survivors, and descendants of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and also enjoying friendships with Black owned and led organizations.

The following event calendar represents a selection of the events 1256 Movement is planning to attend or have a presence in a small way. For full events of each organization, see the following sites:

https://www.jhfnationalsymposium.org/

https://www.blackwallstreetlegacyfest.com/

https://www.tulsa2021.org/events

Centennial Commission Calendar

https://www.tulsajuneteenth.org/

We want to emphasize that these events are about centering the victims, survivors, and descendants of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and also about the resilience, power, joy, blessing of the Tulsa Black Community.

In spite of White Tulsans reign of terror and resistance, Black Tulsans have rebuilt Greenwood themselves the past 100 years. Black Tulsans are a 75,000 citizens strong in Tulsa today. May God bless Black Tulsans and prosper you in the next 100 years.

26
MAY2021
THE NATION MUST AWAKEAnneliese M. Bruner is the great-granddaughter of Mary E. Jones Parrish, a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre. She will discuss her latest book and answer questions.
4 PMOSU – Tulsa, North Hall, 700 N. Greenwood Ave.
26
MAY2021
KEYNOTE: ISABEL WILKERSONThrough the lens of her latest book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Wilkerson will provide an examination of our entire social structure as an unrecognized caste system.
6-9 PMOSU TULSA, 700 N GREENWOOD
27
MAY2021
MORNING KEYNOTE: DR. DAINA RAMEY BERRYDr. Daina Ramey Berry will provide a national perspective of how national understanding of assigned value of the slave body (emerging from her book – The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation) – evolved into a sense of self-worth.
9:20 AMOSU TULSA, 700 N GREENWOOD
27
MAY2021
EVENING KEYNOTE: DR. CORNEL WESTDr. Cornel West, prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, will provide perspective on the significance of looking back at the history of race and institutional practices that creating the environment for black communities such as Greenwood.
6-7 PMOSU TULSA, 700 N GREENWOOD
28
MAY2021
BLACK WALL STREET LEGACY SUMMIT | DAY 112:30 PM Fire in Little Africa: Community, Hip-Hop, and Activism
Fire in Little Africa is a multimedia hip-hop project inspired by Black Wall Street with an album set for release May 28, 2021 on the iconic Motown/Black Forum record label, in addition to a documentary, podcast and educational curriculum.

This panel features Fire in Little Africa executive producers and artists in conversation about the project, with emphasis on the intersection of hip-hop and activism and the powerful medium of music to fuel a movement for equity and justice.
12 PMGreenwood Cultural Center
322 N Greenwood Ave
29
MAY2021
BLACK WALL STREET LEGACY SUMMIT | DAY 2It’s the stuff of dreams. A thriving community of Black entrepreneurs and families. Streets bustling with Black-owned businesses and banks. A healthy, self-sustaining community of Black folks where people owned homes and could feel safe in their neighborhoods. That was Greenwood — a real place in a real time that is often depicted as an idea or alternate universe in Hollywood or fiction.

In this discussion, we will examine why Hollywood has offered up Greenwood and Greenwood-inspired locations as an alternate universe — an unattainable, fictitious, and unrealistic hub that is mostly always destroyed by white violence in the end. Does Hollywood, already a place of make-believe, have a responsibility to handle the story of the Greenwood community and massacre with a seriousness that would never allow it to be considered “fantasy?” Will making the declaration that Greenwood was a real place help give us true vision for what Black America could be?
2 PMGreenwood Cultural Center
322 N Greenwood Ave
30
MAY2021
VERNON AME PRAYER WALL DEDICATIONJoin Vernon AME Church at 10 a.m. to dedicate the prayer
wall. This is an extension of Unity Faith Day
10 AM311 N Greenwood Ave
31
MAY2021
REMEMBER AND RISENationally-televised event to commemorate the centennial with
key speakers, musicians, and special guests.
4 PMDRILLERS STADIUM
31
MAY2021
CANDLELIGHT VIGILA solemn ceremony and public gathering on the streets of
Greenwood, Archer, and Elgin for a moment of silence as we
remember the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre when
the first shot was fired which started the massacre at 10:30 pm
on May 31, 1921
9 PMCORNER OF GREENWOOD AND ARCHER
1
JUNE2021
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT DAYA national conversation on the racial wealth gap and the
inequality in access to capital from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Featuring
nationally renowned speakers including actor Hill Harper. Inperson at Cox Business Center as well as online. Register here:
https://www.tulsa2021.org/eed/register
10 AMCOX BUSINESS CENTER
2
JUNE2021
GREENWOOD RISING DEDICATIONJoin us for the official unveiling of Greenwood Rising: The Black
Wall Street History Center at 11:29 a.m.
11:29 AMGREENWOOD RISING
2
JUNE2021
GREENWOOD RISING DEDICATIONJoin us for the official unveiling of Greenwood Rising: The Black
Wall Street History Center at 11:29 a.m.
11:29 AMGREENWOOD RISING
3
JUNE2021
GLOBAL DAY OF LEARNINGA global online history lesson on the story of Greenwood
ALL DAYGLOBAL
19
JUNE2021
JUNETEENTHJuneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Celebrated in June, Juneteenth is a great cultural celebration that takes place in many cities across the nation, and has been celebrated in Tulsa for over 20 years.
ALL DAYGLOBAL
19
JUNE2021
JUNETEENTH1256 MOVEMENT is on the panel for the Black Health Counts at Juneteenth on June 19th from 12noon to 4pm. This event is an outdoor event and will be held in the OETA parking lot in the Historical Greenwood District.
12-4 pmOETA PARKING LOT

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