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Thousands demand Greenwood BLM mural be made permanent

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Posted at 11:50 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-11 00:50:31-04

TULSA, Okla. — Thousands are demanding the City of Tulsa to make a permanent Black Lives Matter mural in the Greenwood District.

The city temporarily painted a BLM mural in the district for a Juneteenth celebration this year.

An online petition created by Tracy Davidson of Tulsa has nearly 8,000 signatures in support of the mural.

Organizers said the petition recognizes the historical significance of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street, where mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses in what has become known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

“The Greenwood District/The Black Wall Street has never recovered,” Davidson said. “However, the mural will serve as a constant reminder of what was and what can be, promote growth, be uplifting and retain the history [in the remaining portion of the District] while continuing to instill pride in the area.”

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