TULSA, Okla. — Owners at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in downtown Tulsa says they removed the name of Tate Brady from the star on their sidewalk to support to the black community.
W. Tate Brady has a complicated legacy, which includes ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
This comes as one of the many changes Tulsa has made regarding the Brady name.
In 2018, the city voted to change the name of former M. B. Brady Street was renamed Reconciliation Way.
In 2019, the former Brady Theater was renamed the Tulsa Theater.
We reached out to management for a statement about the change:
We decided to remove the name “Tate Brady” from a star on the sidewalk in front of Cain’s Ballroom, as we felt this helps show signs of progress as the community begins a reconciliation with the black community. Cain’s Ballroom has always welcomed and hosted all individuals regardless of race, gender, nationality, religion, etc. and we will continue to always do so.
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