TTCU Donates $100000 to Tulsa Race Massacre Memorial
On March 26, 2021, TTCU Federal Credit Union pledged to donate $100,000 over the next four years to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission and Greenwood Rising, a state-of-the-art history center located in the heart of historic Greenwood which will honor the legacy of Black Wall Street before and after the massacre. It is under construction with a scheduled public opening in late June 2021.
"Greenwood Rising will become one of the most transformative initiatives for our city and nation, leading the way towards greater racial healing and justice," President and CEO Tim Lyons said. "We think it's important to learn from the past as well as look forward to the future, and we are very honored to help support this vital effort."
The efforts of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will educate Oklahomans and Americans about the Race Massacre and its impact on the state and nation; remember its victims and survivors; and create an environment conducive to fostering sustainable entrepreneurship and heritage tourism within the Greenwood District specifically, and North Tulsa generally.
"We are grateful for the financial support of TTCU to help us build Greenwood Rising," said Phil Armstrong, project director of the Commission. "These funds get us closer to our fundraising goal to finalize the visitor offerings within the history center and provide programming to facilitate the reconciliation and healing process."
The Commission is hosting a variety of events to remember the massacre from May 31 through June 5 starting with "Remember + Rise" a commemorative program and candlelight vigil at ONEOK Stadium. Economic Empowerment Day, an interactive conference focused on closing the racial wealth gap, will be held in Tulsa and online June 1. Other events include the National Day of Learning, Tim Reid's Greenwood Film Festival, Dreamland Again and other community events. Learn more at Tulsa2021.org.