2016

december

  • First Formal Commission Meeting


2017

march - june

  • Commission Steering Committee formed and met with various

  • Greenwood organizations to discuss how the Commission provide support

  • Senate Bill 17 creating the 1921 Race Massacre Revolving Fund became law

  • Welcome to Greenwood Mural completed

AUGUST - SEPTEMBER

  • Commission chair met with Tulsa Public School Superintendent to discuss 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre curriculum

OCTOBER - DECEMBER

  • Rogers State University discussed plans to  help  the  Commission develop a series of short clips about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

  • Senator Matthews and Jamaal Dyer traveled to Washington D.C. and met with stakeholders about Commission

  • Senator James  Lankford   and   Senator Kevin Matthews  interviewed about the importance of the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

  • Senator Matthews spoke at OK Council for Social Studies Conference

  • Commission representatives met with Dr. Bob Blackburn to discuss the process of placing the Greenwood District on the National Registry of Historic Places

  • The Commission presented at North Tulsa Vibrancy Dinner


2018

JANUARY - APRIL

  • Commission Project Manager interviewed last living Tulsa survivor, Ms. Hazel Smith-Jones

  • 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre lesson plans released

  • Commission opened the office at Greenwood Cultural Center

MAY - JULY

  • Commission launched Arts in the Park event

  • Steering Committee met with John W. Franklin

  • First 1921  Tulsa Race Massacre Teacher’s  Institute held

  • Black Wall Street Mural unveiled

AUGUST - OCTOBER

  • Greenwood Ave pop-up shops opened

  • Greenwood  Cultural  Center  and  John Hope  Franklin  Center  for

  • Reconciliation signed collaborative working agreement

  • Submitted Bloomberg Public Art Grant