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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:32 AM

Cross-posted: Tulsa Race Massacre VR Experience 'Greenwood Avenue' Crowdfunding Through Seed & Spark

With the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre approaching, one team wants to bring the history behind the horrific event to life again through Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience. The project is currently holding a Seed & Spark campaign through September; it's currently 31 percent funded, raising $4,696 of the $15,000 it hopes to gain for post-production.

The project will take viewers through the two days in which 300 black people were killed in Tulsa, OK by white rioters who were inspired by Birth of a Nation. As the logline states:

"Greenwood Avenue is a groundbreaking, emotional exploration into the lives of the African-Americans living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, during the era of Black Wall Street, the second rise of the KKK, and the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921, told through the eyes of an elderly Black female protagonist named Agnes Bess."

"We want to give folks a taste of what it was like living in the 1920's as a person of color," wrote the team in a statement in the press release. "Lynching was on the rise but folks felt safe living in Northern Tulsa. It was a place to grow a family and build a business. We want people to experience it firsthand."

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One of my former students (and my friend), an OSU alum, is the producer. They are creating a different medium to educate people about the Black Wall Street Massacre on its 100th anniversary. There is a link in the article if you are so inclined to donate, but if you could get the word out about this project, I'd be most appreciative, as would they.

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Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:54 AM

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Thu Oct 4, 2018, 09:04 PM

2. Thanks...You may find this of interest too...

Mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre? Mayor plans to re-examine the issue

Mayor G.T. Bynum made public on Tuesday his plan to re-examine whether there are any mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre.


But Bynum has been thinking about it for years. Six years. He and former City Councilor Jack Henderson met with former state archaeologist Bob Brooks in about 2012 to discuss his excavation work more than a decade earlier on behalf of the Tulsa Race Riot Commission.


“I always thought, if I am ever mayor and in a position to have executive authority, that I would do something about it,” Bynum said. “Because I think if there are mass graves there, the citizens of Tulsa deserve to know and the victims and their families deserve to know it.”

The city will begin with Oaklawn Cemetery, which has been searched before for unmarked graves, before moving on to Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens, formerly Booker T. Washington Cemetery, and property near Newblock Park.

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You can follow the Greenwood Avenue: A Virtual Reality Experience at the link.

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