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My Black Wall Street Experience - a short photo essay


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

With the words from Dr. Cornell West, “In this historic moment of reckoning, let us remember those monumental events of barbarity that shape who and what we are…” I was honored to have been chosen as one of the official photographers via The Soul City Network for this commemorative event in Tulsa, OK at Greenwood. It was one thing to see this story on TV on several occasions before, but another to physically stand on the streets where this atrocity occurred; as well, hear the hidden truths that have yet to be told in the classrooms or media. I still haven't processed it all, but rest assured that I’m forever enlightened to the true State of our Union.


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Anthony Brinkley "Tony B" a Tulsa native. - Poet



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

The Soul City Network Team - The only 100% Black owned TV Network.



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

100th Anniversary Tulsa Massacre Street Parade



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Attorney Ben Crump



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Mayor Johnny Ford - Tuskegee | Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely | Mayor Leila Davis



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Mayor Leila Foley Davis - 1st African American Woman Mayor in the United States



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Dr. Jana B. Woodhouse - First African American Woman to trade full time on the Wall Street floor in New York City.



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

"Cut the Check!!" Reparations - Declaration Chant by Queen Mother Blakely



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Former Brady Mansion, now owned by retired NFL player



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Former Brady Mansion, now owned by retired NFL player.



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Center for Public Secrets - The Center for Public Secrets, nestled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serves as a vital platform for shedding light on often overlooked histories, with a particularly poignant exhibit dedicated to the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre. This exhibit stands as a solemn testament to the resilience and tragedy of the Black community in Tulsa, commemorating the devastating events of 1921 while contextualizing their enduring impact on the city and its inhabitants. Through meticulously curated artifacts, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences, the exhibit not only honors the lives lost and the thriving community destroyed but also confronts the systemic racism and violence that precipitated this dark chapter in American history. By amplifying the voices of survivors, descendants, and scholars, the Center fosters a deeper understanding of the massacre's complexities and ensures that its memory remains a catalyst for justice, healing, and reconciliation in Tulsa and beyond.



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

Center of Public Secrets - Gallery of documents detailing the calculated attack of the Black Wall Street citizens.



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre



CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre

CovantNYC - Tulsa, Oklahoma 100th Year remembrance of Black Wall Street Massacre


Matt McCoy - Soul City Network




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