Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Historic Greenwood District
The calamitous 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the worst of the twentieth century "race riots," temporarily stilled the Greenwood District. Marauding rioters seized upon this segregated enclave, leaving in their wake death and destruction. It was the worst incident of mass racial violence against a black community in United States history.
In a remarkable resurrection, the Greenwood District rose from the ashes, peaking in the 1940s. Beginning in the 1960s, integration and urban renewal changed the social and economic conditions at local, state, and national levels, sparking a steep downward spiral.
Today, the Greenwood District is resurgent. The new Black
Authored by Hannibal B. Johnson
Erected by 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, OneOK, Up With Trees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 36° 9.622′ N, 95° 59.172′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is on North Greenwood Avenue north of East Archer Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 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 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vernon A.M.E. Church (about 400 feet away); Black Wall Street - 1921 (about 600 feet away); Mabel B. Little Heritage House (about 600 feet away); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (approx. ¼ mile away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
Also see . . . Tulsa's Greenwood District on Wikipedia. (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 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.