• Memorial being built to honor Tulsa civil rights activist

    By: Chrishayla Smith

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • Captola Dunn’s husband started working on a memorial To Honor Tulsa civil rights activist Ellis Walker Woods.
    • Ellis Walker Woods is credited with opening Booker T. Washington High School to shelter children during the 1921 Race Massacre.
    • The memorial will sit near Archer and Greenwood the site of the first Booker T. Washington High School.
    • Woods lead the push for the current Booker T. Washington High School in the 1950’s

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