To preserve African-American heritage and promote positive images of the African-American community by providing educational and cultural experiences; promoting intercultural exchange; and encouraging cultural tourism.
The keeper of the flame for the Black Wall Street era and the events known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot the Greenwood Cultural Center (GCC) is the undisputed jewel in the crown of Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District. A tour of historic Greenwood begins at the center. The center, expanded in 1995 to include performance space and meeting rooms, has served as the cornerstone of revitalization efforts in the historic district. One of the building’s most valuable contributions is an impressive collection of pictorial exhibits, documents, and photos that outline the Black Wall Street era (when the Greenwood District was the most successful African-American community in North America), the events known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (the single deadliest and most destructive act of racial violence and domestic terrorism in United States history), and the astounding resurgence of the Greenwood District in the months and years following the horrific tragedy.
Visitors to the Greenwood Cultural Center can also walk-through and tour the pictorial exhibits on their own. There is no admission fee. For more information, please contact us at 918.596.1020.