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Tulsa Race Massacre survivors, descendants to host Black Wall Street Legacy Festival – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-04-08 10:40:29 –

Tulsa, Oklahoma — Survivors and offspring of the victims of the 1921 Tulsa race will host the Blackwall Street Legacy Festival later this spring.

The Blackwall Street Legacy Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre from May 28th to 30th. The festival hosts a series of community-led events in Tulsa’s Greenwood district, celebrating the survivors and offspring a century later, centered on the hundreds who died.

“Every day we spend with the survivors of the slaughter is a gift. It’s important to remember that people have overcome pain, trauma, and erasure to reach this centennial,” said the descendant of the slaughter and the festival. Said Dr. Tiffany Clutcher, who heads the organizer of the.

The protagonists of the festival are the last known survivors of the slaughter, 106-year-old Lessy Benningfield “Mother” Randle, 106-year-old Viola “Mother” Fletcher, and 100-year-old Hughes Van Ellis.

The panel investigates urgent issues, from the protracted daily consequences of the slaughter to the erasure of the essential history of the event, to the state and future of Blackwall Street throughout the weekend.

The festival also features a fiery local performance in Little Africa and a series of musical performances from national headliners like John P. Key. These acts were curated by Steph Simon, a community leader who is an artist of Tulsa and the founder of the World Cultural Music Festival.

“WCMF is Oklahoma’s largest hip-hop festival, and we’re honored to partner with the Blackwall Street Legacy Festival at this historic memorial,” said Simon.

The Blackwall Street Legacy Festival is 100 years old, when white mobs raided Tulsa’s wealthy Greenwood district, burned down what is known as Blackwall Street, and killed hundreds of blacks. No one was charged with violence or compensated for the loss of life or financial devastation caused by the loss of the district.

The festival ends 100 years after the day a white mob storms Tulsa’s wealthy Greenwood district, burns down an outland known as Black Wall Street, and kills hundreds of blacks. No one was charged with violence or compensated for loss of life or financial devastation.

Blackwall Street Legacy Festival website Details will continue to be updated as the event approaches.


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