Welcome to the Greenwood Cultural Center

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The Greenwood Cultural Center Is More Than a Building or a Place to Gather

In the heart of Tulsa’s teeming African American community, the Greenwood Cultural Center (GCC) is more than just a building or a gathering place. Our mission is its essence: promoting, preserving, and celebrating African American culture and heritage.

 

The Greenwood Cultural Center stands as a monument to the scores of pioneers, trailblazers, entrepreneurs, professionals, politicos, and citizens who created a renowned and respected community despite formidable odds.

 

The Center serves as a marker for the Tulsa community, chronicling where we have been, where we are, and where we are going, through historical offerings, events, and youth programming.

 

We want to take the opportunity to say, "thank you" for showing empathy and compassion for those who are hurting as we navigate these challenging times of racial inequity and injustice, an investigation into mass grave sites and a renewed demand for reparations for the survivors and descendants on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. We must support each other, even from a distance. We are committed to being diverse and inclusive, to sharing our history, and working alongside those seeking to heal our communities, however, this journey is ever-evolving and ongoing. 

 

We must listen to one another and act with compassion. We are all different, we come from different places, backgrounds, families and identities; but by working together to embrace and value our differences, we create a stronger and better community.

 

We look forward to bettering our future together.

The Greenwood Cultural Center Experience
 

Pictorial Exhibits

The pictorial exhibit provides an educational experience regarding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and Black Wall Street

Upcoming Events

Don Ross Speaker Series
More information coming soon!

Recent News
Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation visits Tulsa and tours
Greenwood Cultural Center 

(Pictured Left to Right) Michelle Burdex, GCC Program Coordinator, Frances Jordan-Rakestraw, GCC Executive Director, Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of State, Polly Trottenberg, U. S. Department of Transportation, Regina Goodwin, State Representative

Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Transportation visited Tulsa recently to announce $10 million in federal funding for a project that will reconnect West 51st Street under U.S. 75.  The project is one of several infrastructure projects in Oklahoma to receive federal funding as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that President Joe Biden discussed during his visit to the Greenwood Cultural Center last year.

GCC's store is open! 
 Get your Black Wall Street items today.

Support the Greenwood Cultural Center's mission by purchasing merchandise from the GCC Store.  There is an assortment of caps, T-Shirts, & mugs to choose from.  All proceeds benefit the Greenwood Cultural Center and help support our mission of providing cultural and educational activities.   

Oklahoma Transportation Grant

The Oklahoma History Center now offers a transportation grant to help bring your students to one of our partnering institutions in Oklahoma!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your classroom may be eligible for reimbursement of transportation costs on your next field trip to one of four partnering institutions.

If you have questions, please contact education@okhistory.org. Click on the link below to learn more:

Oklahoma Transportation Grant | Oklahoma History Center (okhistory.org)

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Our Partners

Hours:  Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM
322 North Greenwood Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
918.596.1020

No admission fee.  Donations accepted.