Greenwood Art Project Featured On Google Arts & Culture Website

Thursday, February 25th 2021, 5:35 pm
By: News On 6

Google is featuring Tulsa's own Greenwood Art Project on its Arts and Culture website as part of Black History Month.

The page shows documentary photos and short films curated by visual anthropologist Marlon Hall. There are also over 150 archival photographs by Tulsa photographers Don Thompson and Brian Ellison.

"The digital artifacts came from my participation in the beautiful culture of the people here in Greenwood where I have since chosen to live. We are telling the story of a phoenix that is rising from the ashes of the 1921 massacre of Black Wall Street one story after the next," Hall said.

The Greenwood Art Project hopes to raise awareness of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and celebrate the resilience, healing and recovery of the Greenwood community.

“Google Arts & Culture is proud to invite everyone to experience the story of the Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma,” said Simon Delacroix, U.S. Lead, Google Arts & Culture. “By sharing the Greenwood Art Project on our platform, we aim to raise awareness of the city’s history and inspire everyone with the beauty, hope and resilience that can be found in the community today.”

The Greenwood Art Project, led by artists Rick Lowe and William Cordova with Jerica Wortham, Marlon Hall, Jeff Van Hanken and Kode Ransom, is a part of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. In addition to commissioned artists, the project will feature submissions from the community as well, that will be displayed in conjunction with the centennial of the Race Massacre.

You can find the curation here.