GUIDED TOURS

Guided tours are available of the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, Greenwood Cultural Center, & the Mabel B. Little Heritage House.  

Tours are available on the following days and times:

Tuesday

 

Thursday

 

Saturday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, tours are subject to be rescheduled.  

Reconciliation Park is the long-awaited result of the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. It memorializes the Tulsa Race Riot, called the worst civic disturbance in American history. The Park also tells the story of African Americans’ role in building Oklahoma and thus begins the long-delayed rendering of the full account of Oklahoma’s history.

A tour of historic Greenwood must begin at the Greenwood Cultural Center.  The building’s most valuable contribution is an impressive collection of historic black and white photos of the survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, newspaper articles from around the world, and an additional collection of black and white photos.  Photos of Indian Territory, Oklahoma statehood,  Black Wall Street, 1921 Tulsa Race Riot/Massacre during,  and the rebuilding of the Greenwood District are on permanent display in the Goodwin-Chappelle Gallery. 

 

These images gives visitors an enlightened view of our historically significant contributions by these early pioneers.  

The historical home of Sam and Lucy Mackey is our only example of the homes that were rebuilt after the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot/Massacre.  The Mackeys made their living doing domestic work and yard work for prominent white Tulsans.  Their first home on Greenwood was a white frame house, one of more than 1,000 homes destroyed during the attack.  The Mackeys completed construction of the stately two-story brick home in 1926 with the same prairie style architecture and it became an integral part of the community's life force for special occasions.  Mabel B. Little also a survivor of the massacre went on to own and operate The Little Rose Beauty Shop on Greenwood.  She lived her life to be a fine example to others and was instrumental in salvaging the house after years of decay.  Come and share our ancestors' vision. 

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In the spirit of Dr. John Hope Franklin, the Center promotes reconciliation and generates trust through scholarly work and constructive community engagement.

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