Virtual classes to walk participants through history of Tulsa’s Greenwood District

TULSA, Okla. — Classes are beginning Thursday for people interested in learning more about Tulsa’s historical Greenwood District.

Tri-City Collective and Ahha Tulsa are partnering to offer the virtual program that explores the history of Greenwood ahead of the upcoming centennial for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Instructor Crystal Patrick will walk participants through “The Greenwood District: Then and Now” where people will learn what the area meant to Tulsa then, and that it means today.

Classes begin at 7 p.m. and will happen every Thursday of April.

Registration for the classes closed April 1 at noon.

Patrick says the class will give people an inside look at what it meant to be a part of Greenwood before, during, and after the massacre.

The classes will cover attitudes about slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and the rise and destruction of Black Wall Street. Classes will focus on survivor stories, the Black excellence showcased in the district and the rebuilding.

Patrick says she wants the class to be a starting point for people to research Greenwood for themselves and inspire curiosity about this important part of American history.

About 20 people had registered for the class as of Thursday morning.