In this article you will find ten ways your support of 1256 Movement is doing reparative justice in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2022. Please share with your friends using social media links and donate today!
1. $10,000 REPARATION TO MASSACRE DESCENDANTS LERON AND MARY WEST
When LeRon West asked me for a few moments of my time, I never imagined he would be taking me on a personal tour of Greenwood history. And when I saw how Leron and his wife, Mary, were doing laundry, I knew 1256 should conveny a $10,000 reparation to help build a new laundry and bathroom for descendants of the 1921 massacre. Read the full story here.
2. $10,000 REPARATION TO MASSACRE DESCENDANT MILDRED HOWELL
Pictured from Left are Kerri Hunter, Jacqueline Evans, and Mildred Howell.
Representing Armanino Foundation, Mrs. Hunter presented $5,000 of the $10,000 reparation that was used by Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Howell to remodel a bath to be an accessible walk in. See photo.
3. $10,000 REPARATION FOR DAWN FELLOWS
1256 Movement works with experienced contractors in Tulsa to help Black property owners renovate their homes.
One of the contractors 1256 is working with is Wesley Gamble, who owns and operates Falcon Construction. Wesley is remodeling this multi-generation family home for homeowner Dawn Fellows, both pictured here.
When a homeowner like Dawn is ready to hire a trusted contractor like Wesley, 1256 Movement meets with homeowner and contractor to pay initial draw for materials and subsequent draws when work is completed. Greg Taylor is pictured bringing one of those draws to Mrs. Fellows and Mr. Gamble for ongoing work.
4. $10,000 REPARATION TO HELP SAM AND TK AKINSOLA TOTAL REMODEL OF NORTH TULSA HOME
Sam and his wife TK bought a true top to bottom “fixer upper” for their future family home. With skills, hard work, and their own money, Sam and TK worked for months on demo and re-construction of the subfloor, roof, wiring, plumbing, drywall, painting, doors and windows, and much more. We know $10,000 comes no where close to covering the tens of thousands of dollars for major renovations like this. Reparation payments are a way 1256 comes alongside Black homeowners in what they are already doing or want to do with their homes and properties.
5. $10,000 REPARATION FOR ROSIE REED ROOF REPLACEMENT
Sam Akinsola Tate owns Black Heart Roofing and is one of the trusted Black owned contractors who works with homeowners and 1256 Movement. Sam was expert in hosting volunteers from Armanino Foundation to work on Rosie Reed’s roof and help with demo work at another job.
6. $15,000 IN REPARATION PAYMENTS TO THREE FAMILIES
Floors were installed at the home of William Hawkins, security doors were installed at the home of Ricardio Howell, and a new sewer line was installed at the home of Jeannie Moore.
7. LOT VALUED AT $15,000 TO BE CONVEYED TO BLACK OWNED CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
A property on 49th St. North, near McLain High School, has been acquired by 1256 Movement in order to convey to a Black owned construction company for building a new home or duplex.
8. HOSTED TWO DAYS OF SERVICE SPONSORED BY BLACK WALL STREET LIQUID LOUNGE AND ARMANINO FOUNDATION
9. $10,000 REPARATION FOR GENERATIONAL HOME OF JEMIA MIDGET
Jemia is renovating a home her grandfather built and says, “we feel blessed thanks to the 1256 program.” The application, due diligence, and approval process is very personal. Each person who applies is contacted personally by email, phone, and face to face. Site visits to homes by 1256 board members and contractors ensures productive work is planned, contracted, and completed.
A new application for reparation payments for housing is available here. Since the online application process was launched Summer 2021, 165 individuals or families have applied.
10. $5,000 TO BLACK WALL STREET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
President and Founder of 1256 Movement Greg Taylor spoke one day in a contractor education course, 1256 donated tools to Falcon Construction, and participated in the development of the Black Wall Street Business Incubator, 8th Floor Spirit Bank downtown Tulsa.