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Tulsa natives who enjoyed Greenwood hope to see it revitalized

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 19:53:25-05

TULSA, OK (KJRH) — A $1 million gift to Tulsa's Greenwood Arts Project gives those who experienced the district's glory years the chance to look back on what it was.

Everlean Wilson, who was born in Tulsa in the early 1940s, says she went to segregated schools in the city until 10th grade. But Greenwood was a memory that shined over all others.

"If your friend had a car, just to drive down Greenwood was exciting," Wilson said. "That was the mentality of Greenwood; it was just 24 hours."

Wilson says in her lifetime, she wants to see Greenwood become a reason visitors flock to Tulsa.

"Let Greenwood be a beacon for Tulsa," Wilson said. "That's what I would like to see for Greenwood."

She says she would like to see Tulsans and visitors alike visit for all its history, as well as the opportunity it represents.

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