February 15, 2020 to February 15, 2020
02:00 PM until 03:00 PM
Features local historian Bruce Fisher as he shares about one of the worst, but least known, incidents of racial violence with recorded firsthand accounts from survivors.
Following World War I, the Greenwood District in Tulsa was nationally known as "Black Wall Street" due to the thriving and affluent community of African Americans and African American run businesses in the area. After a young black teenager named Dick Rowland was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a young white woman named Sarah Page, racial tensions became a powder keg that ended with 1000s of white Tulsans invading the Greenwood District, looting and burning homes and buildings as they went.
Preregister. Topics discussed may not be suited for all ages. The program is designed for teens and adults.
LocationDowntown Library View map
300 Park Ave,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA