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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vernon A.M.E. Church

 
 
Vernon A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
1. Vernon A.M.E. Church Marker
Inscription.  

Placed on
National Register of Historic Places

This historic African Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1905 and is the only standing structure (basement) left of the Historic Black Wall Street. It is the only edifice remaining form the worst race massacre in American History with reconstruction beginning in 1925-6 just four years after the Tulsa race carnage. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of racial intolerance against African-Americans and its role in understanding race relations in the U.S. under legal segregation. Vernon A.M.E. Church stands as a memorial to the victims and a testament to the community's resilience.
 
Erected 2018 by United States Department of the Interior and Oil Capital Chapter Questers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location.
Vernon A.M.E. Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 7, 2021
2. Vernon A.M.E. Church Marker
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36° 9.689′ N, 95° 59.188′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on North Greenwood Avenue north of East Cameron Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa OK 74120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lynching in America / The 1921 Tulsa Massacre (a few steps from this marker); Black Wall Street - 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Mabel B. Little Heritage House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Greenwood District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church. Official website. (Submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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