Black Wall Street Gallery reopens in new space despite threats

VIDEO: Black Wall Street Gallery reopens despite threats

TULSA, Okla. — The Black Wall Street Gallery reopened for a second time this year on Monday.

The gallery closed to move locations last summer and reopened in its new space on March 6 before it had to close just 10 days later because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Owner and curator Dr. Ricco Wright says they decided to reopen on June 1 to align with the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Dr. Wright says the gallery has received threats amid the protesting and pushback in the city, but they’re not stopping.

The Black Wall Street Gallery is re-opening for the second time this year. The gallery closed to move locations last summer, it re-opened in it's new space on March 6 before closing again due to COVID-19.
The Black Wall Street Gallery is re-opening for the second time this year. The gallery closed to move locations last summer, it re-opened in it's new space on March 6 before closing again due to COVID-19. (FOX23)

“We know that we received death threats both yesterday in the morning and last night,” said Dr. Wright.

“But it’s not going to stop the movement.”

Wright says gallery staff has notified the Tulsa Police Department about the threats and has hired extra security.

The gallery will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. Their regular hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday