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Tickets 'sold' out in under 30 minutes for 'Remember & Rise' event

Posted at 9:02 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 15:12:12-04

TULSA, Okla. — Within 30 minutes of opening reservations online, tickets for the "Remember & Rise" event commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre were completely gone.

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The ticket portal opened at midnight on Friday morning. Thousands of people were logged on at midnight and they “sold” out at 12:27 a.m.

2,500 tickets were offered to North Tulsa churches, VIPs, descendants, commissioners, Greenwood businesses, and community groups beforehand. 3,500 tickets went on sale at midnight. No more tickets will be available.

The "Remember & Rise" event marks 100 years since the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that devastated the Greenwood District.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission has announced that actor Hill Harper will emcee the event. Other big names like artist John Legend, activist Stacey Abrams, and award-winning poet Brandon Leake have also been announced as part of the event programming.

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"Remember & Rise" is scheduled to happen on Monday, May 31, at ONEOK Field. The event will be live-streamed and broadcasted. More details about the event can be found on the Centennial Commission's website.

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