Commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre with education, empathy and healing.
This curated exhibit offers a unique, immersive way for participants to learn about this tragic historical event as well as the racial and political conditions leading up to and following the Tulsa Race Massacre itself. TCCL is a proud recipient of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission Grant Program. All grants have been made possible from the generosity of WPX Energy.
1921 Is Today is a site-specific work that entails the columns and staircase in the entry of Rudisill Library in North Tulsa. The work uses the trope of storytelling and the technique of vinyl wrapping often used for advertising to question the language of resilience used in relation to communities of color, notably 100 years after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre without resolve nor reparations in the mostly Black community of North Tulsa. The overall exhibition features artifacts and ephemera from Greenwood, in addition to other materials.