The basement of Historic Vernon AME Church was built in 1919 and was the first level of what was being constructed in 1921. During the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, the superstructure, parsonage, and sanctuary were destroyed but the basement remains as a symbol of God’s persevering power.
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 to assist with much-needed improvements to the church allowing us to preserve this valuable piece of history and provide new playground equipment for our community.
Please consider giving a donation to our “Bless the Basement” campaign to help us preserve this iconic structure and keep the rich legacy of Black Wall Street alive and well for future generations!
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