OSU Tulsa Holds 'Sunrise Vigil' To Commemorate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Tuesday, June 1st 2021, 5:15 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

On Tuesday morning, OSU Tulsa will hold a "Sunrise Vigil" to commemorate the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

At 5:08 a.m. the sunrise vigil will mark the moment when witnesses of the massacre recount "hearing a train whistle or similar sound, which was interpreted as a signal for the full invasion of the Greenwood District to begin."

The vigil is open to the public as well as OSU students faculty and staff.

For those in attendance, brief remarks and readings of statements from survivors will be shared before participants are offered time to share thoughts or remain in silent contemplation and remembrance.

According to organizers, the vigil will begin at 5 a.m. at the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial. Attendees who wish to sit are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.