Greenwood Cultural Center
The Greenwood Cultural Center aims to preserve African-American heritage. The Cultural Center offers educational Youth Programs to get students active and involved in their community, while the Center itself features a full exhibit of images displaying the heritage and history of African-Americans.
Greenwood Cultural Center also takes its mission beyond the four walls of the building, offering public speaker services for events and groups.
Situated in the Greenwood District, the Cultural Center bears historical significance as a geographic landmark for the "Black Wall Street," dubbed so by the infamous educator, Booker T. Washington. The 25-block Greenwood District quickly became a national testament to the commerce and prosperity of African-Americans in the early 1900s before the tragic Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 saw 36 blocks of Tulsa burned to the ground and over 200 African-American citizens murdered.
Despite the tragic and horrific history of the district, which is to date the most destructive race-fueled act of violence in American history), the Greenwood District rose back to prosperity.
Now, a century later, the Greenwood Cultural Center is the centerpiece to a district that exhibits the tenacity to come back better and stronger.