The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission dedicated Greenwood Rising History Center on Wednesday with an official ribbon cutting by community leaders and donors. The $18.2 million project was funded with local and state dollars and private donations. The exhibits were designed by Local Projects which is known for its design work at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. 

Descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and citizens of the north Tulsa community received first access to the history center following the opening event. Press was not allowed inside. 

Speakers included: 

  • Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell 
  • State Senator Kevin Matthews 
  • Sam Combs, Emcee 
  • Phil Armstrong, Project Director 
  • Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq 
  • Maggie Hille Yar 
  • Anthony “Tony” Mason 
  • Brenda Alford and Tracy Gibbs 
  • Terry Spencer 
  • Jessica Lowe-Betts 
  • Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist 

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