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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 04:42 PM

(African-American Group) Virtual reality project to bring Black Wall Street history to life

Looking through Agnesí eyes, spectators will see a young love and life cut short. They will see a community burned to the ground, and Agnes with it, for reasons beyond her 14-year-old self.

Agnes isnít real, never was, but she could have been. She is the story of 1921 Black Wall Street from the mouths of survivors, from witnesses, newspaper clippings and books.

Using virtual reality technology, the creators of Greenwood Avenue: Virtual Reality Experience aim to place viewers in Agnesí shoes and bring the history of Black Wall Street back to life.


Greenwood, an economically prosperous but segregated black district in Tulsa, was nicknamed Black Wall Street by Booker T. Washington. Within a 14-hour period starting May 31, 1921, more than 1,000 white Tulsans, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, descended on Greenwood, looting, bombing and burning nearly the entire district to the ground.


Once completed, the full five-part series will be available Oct. 1 on YouTube VR. The Greenwood Cultural Center is also considering installing a dedicated virtual reality room where visitors can go to view the Greenwood Avenue: Virtual Reality Experience.



One of my former students (and current friend) is one of the principle persons responsible for this! It is also and almost entirely female driven production. As my friend is saying, the Black Queens are bringing history to life!!

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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:05 PM

1. Was in Tulsa schools 1946-1957. Nothing re 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Colleagues in 90s thought blacks---

They thought blacks should shut up about it because---

* colleagues' families had nothing to do with it

* talk about it was just 'stirring people up' and 'making everyone angry'

* I heard whites deny that many blacks were killed

IMHO only reason there was any discussion about the Riot in Tulsa and OK and a failed OK legislative compensation attempt was that there were national articles about it coming from sources outside OK.

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Wed Aug 1, 2018, 10:17 AM

2. Congrats to you and your friend!

Teachers/Instructors never know when they'll truly impact a student. You must be so proud. #blackgirlmagic

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