Rebuild Greenwood: The Original Black Wall Street

This is the official Go Fund Me Page that supports the efforts of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce to preserve The Original Black Wall Street Buildings in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

News/Media Articles, Video, Go Fund Me Narrative and Pictures Below:

New business opens in Historic Greenwood District, highlights GoFundMe launched to rebuild Black Wall Street 

A group in Tulsa hopes to rebuild 'Black Wall Street,' destroyed in a bloody 1921 race massacre 

Rebuilding Black Wall Street: Tulsa Advocates Fundraise to Bring Greenwood Back to Its Glory 

GoFundMe page set up to help Black Wall Street buildings 

Greenwood Chamber launching fundraiser for preservation of remnants of Black Wall Street 

Freeman Culver and Joe Madison - the Historic Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK  

We need your help!  Freedom-loving people all over the world are raising money to benefit the Greenwood Community Development Corporation, and any donation will help make a difference. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this historic landmark known as the Historic Greenwood Commercial District which means so much to the cause of preserving the last 10 buildings of the Original Black Wall Street on Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BRIEF HISTORY OF GREENWOOD


A Re port by the Oklahoma Com mis sion to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 

The Gap Band Itinerary - Greenwood History 

Golden Age of Greenwood Event in 2019 

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The restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization, and preservation of the Historic Greenwood Commercial District known as Historic Black Wall Street on Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma is a priority to freedom-loving people in the world.

Scope of the Work:

Complete Roof Replacement (TPO)  for all buildings = $250,000
HVAC Feasibility Study and Replacement = $350,000
Brick Tuckpointing and power washing, clean and refurbish existing stucco = $75,000
Upgrade storefront doors and signage  = $50,000
Replace damaged windows = $25,000
Upgrade awnings = $25,000
Common area and courtyard remodel = $50,000
Remodel office area to serve as a community/assembly hall = $50,000
Remove all water damaged carpet and replace with new flooring = $25,000
Parking lot and sidewalk resurface = $50,000
Support the Historic Greenwood  Welcome Center, programming, and International Unity Walk for Aug 2020 & 2021 = $50,000

This is not limited to a capital project to replace the roofs and HVAC system, brick tuckpointing and power washing, clean the stucco, upgrade storefront doors and signage, windows, awnings, remodel community center/assembly hall space, remove water damaged carpet, and/or resurface sidewalks and parking lots, and support the Historic Greenwood Welcome Center.   

This fundraising campaign is about remembering how resilient our people are, especially during the Golden Age of Greenwood when blacks were determined to rebuild Greenwood in 1922 after the bloodiest race massacre in American history.   Below is proof of the infamous 1921 Race Massacre that can be witnessed by looking at the burnt bricks that remain from the 1921 Race Massacre on Greenwood.

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Greenwood as it was after the 1921 Race Massacre:

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Greenwood Today - 2020, The Year of Hindsight on Historic Black Wall Street:

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Greenwood must attain new roofs and resurface sidewalks and parking lots immediately.   See pictures below:

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Most of all, this is a call to unify the local, state, national, and the global community to come together for a day of racial healing and harmony.  A day to invest love and wealth into the Historic Greenwood Commercial District known as the Original Black Wall Street buildings that still exist after the 1921 Race Riots/Massacre.  The funding will restore the 10 buildings on Historic Greenwood and host an international unity walk on the 2nd Saturday in August 2020 and August 2021.  A small portion of the monies will support the Historic Greenwood Welcome Center and Guided Tours Program,  Greenwood Small Business Incubator Program, Greenwood Upstart Funding Program for new businesses, and the Greenwood Leadership 2021 Program. We want to continue the successes of our ancestors from 1906 -1921 and decades after the race massacre.

For more information about the Greenwood Community Development Corporation, please refer to our website below.  The Greenwood Community Development Corporation's primary mission is to restore the Original Black Wall Street Historic buildings on Greenwood Avenue and the Tulsa North community one business and one job at a time, empowering an under-served community through the provision of small business development training and services.

Greenwood Community Development Corporation website:
https://www.historictulsagreenwoodchamber.org/about-us.html

Special Note:   We are the host site for the 2020 and 2021 International Unity Walk.
https://theunitywalk.com/ 

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For more information about the Rebuild Greenwood Fundraiser, please contact Freeman Culver, President/CEO of Greenwood Chamber of Commerce  at freeculver3@gmail.com or at 9183782668

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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 6 d
  • Brandon Winder 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Paul Skiba 
    • $5 
    • 11 d
  • Artice Hall 
    • $20 
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Fundraising team: Restore Original Black Wall Street (2)

Stevyn Turner 
Organizer
Raised $90 from 4 donations
Tulsa, OK
Greenwood Community Development Corporation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Freeman Culver 
Team member
Raised $775 from 6 donations
This team raised $4,018 from 62 other donations.
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