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Greenwood Rising dedication in Black Wall Street

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-03 11:11:47-04

TULSA, Okla. — Community leaders, elected officials and dozens of the Tulsa race massacre descendants attended the dedication of the Greenwood Rising Center.

The center gives visitors a minute by minute account of the Tulsa Race Massacre. There will be audio accounts from those who survived, telling their first hand account.

Brenda Nails-Alford is a descendant of a survivor. Her family owned several businesses in Greenwood, that were destroyed.

“I want to honor the strength, courage and tenacity of my family members," Nails-Alford said.

She said the center will be the avenue of which to tell her family's story.

“We’re here. We’re telling the story, and this building is significant for that," Nails-Alford said. "And I’m very, very proud of that.”

The Greenwood Rising History Center was scheduled to open in time for the race massacre centennial. However, organizer said heavy rains delayed construction.

The new opening date to the public is now scheduled for July.

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