Greenwood Experience honors rich history of Black Wall Street

Greenwood Leadership Acadamy introduces the Greenwood Experience

TULSA, Okla. — The Greenwood Leadership Academy unveiled their Greenwood Experience on Thursday -- honoring the rich history of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street.

The school partnered with City Year, the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church, and Starbucks to bring the history of Greenwood to life in a variety of different artworks.

Artwork painted as a part of the Greenwood Experience organized by the Greenwood Leadership Academy in Tulsa.
Artwork painted as a part of the Greenwood Experience organized by the Greenwood Leadership Academy in Tulsa. (FOX23)
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Volunteers painted murals, placed signs across the schools and decorated doors with the businesses that used to line the streets of Black Wall Street before the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre -- featuring survivors from that event.

School leaders say students will be able to interact, learn, and feel the spirit of Tulsa’s history every day.

The Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church also donated artifacts from their building including a chair that survived the massacre and a brick.