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Centennial Commission picks new site for Greenwood District history center

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 10:58:36-04

TULSA — The new Greenwood District history center, Greenwood Rising, that is being built by the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, has found its home.

Officials with the Centennial Commission say that Greenwood Rising will be built on the southeast corner of Greenwood and Archer.

The land was already in the process of being developed by the Hille Foundation and 21 North Greenwood, LLC when officials say construction was stopped and moved in order for the land to be donated to the Centennial Commission.

"This prime site is: (1) situated just north of the Frisco Tracks, an important symbolic marker in the Greenwood District: (2) positioned so as to allow for walkability from a bustling point near “Deep Greenwood”; and (3) located at the single most iconic entrance into the Greenwood District," according to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission website.

Officials say Greenwood Rising will be built as it was orginally planned and the Pathway to Hope, connecting to John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, will also stay an important part of the new experience in the Greenwood District.

Centennial Commission officials say, "Thanks to all the stakeholders, donors, elected officials, groups, and individuals who came together in the spirit of unity to make this all possible."

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