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Black History Month, Week 3: The Rebirth of the Greenwood District

Written and Curated by Sade Lancaster

This Black History Month, DESIGNxHUMANITY will do a deep dive into Tulsa and The Greenwood District's history, aka Black Wall Street. Our long-term strategic goals include a possible physical site in the district. For the next four weeks, we will be exploring the history of Greenwood in 4 parts:

Week One: Black Wall Street

Week Two: The Tulsa Massacre

Week Three: The Rebirth of the Greenwood District

Week Four: Current State of Greenwood

We invite you to join us in discussing the history of Greenwood beyond what happened on Memorial Day Weekend of 1921. If you're not subscribed to our newsletter yet and want to join us on this deep dive, click this link to subscribe:


The Greenwood Cultural Center is the keeper of the flame for the Black Wall Street era, the events known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, and the astounding resurgence of the Greenwood District in the months and years following the tragedy. Learn More

About the Cultural Center

The "Young Entrepreneurs" Summer Program introduces students to the rich history of "Black Wall Street" and the Black entrepreneurs that contributed to its success. Participants learn basic concepts of owning their own business, working with local artists and entrepreneurs. The program culminates with the "Black Wall Street" Market where students sell products they have created during the program. The program serves 100 children each year. Learn More.

The cultural center provides Educational Resources for all and proudly provides downloads


  • The Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Report

  • The American Red Cross Relief Report

  • Tulsa Greenwood Race Riot Claims Accountability act of 2007

Learn More.


Supporting the Greenwood Cultural Arts Center

Supporting the Greenwood Cultural Center (GCC) with your financial contribution not only directly impacts our operating budget but also benefits our summer and after school programs for youth. GCC is a 501©3 non-profit organization. Your financial contribution is tax-deductible. Donate Today!


DxH is a design collective and apprenticeship program, collaborating on real-world projects to advocate for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Donate to support our mission.

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