Boundary Markers Going Up In Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

Friday, November 5th 2021, 9:42 am

TULSA, Oklahoma -

More than 100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the first boundary marker in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District will be dedicated on Friday.

This is the final project of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. 

One of the boundary markers will be revealed on Friday on the northwest corner of East Archer Street and M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard — and there will be five more just like it around Greenwood. 

Organizers say the boundary markers will ensure anyone who visits Tulsa will know when they are entering the historic Greenwood District. 

Greenwood leaders said the area encompasses a larger part of Tulsa than people realize. 

Leaders hope this project will educate Oklahomans and Americans about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and its impact on the state and Nation and help remember its victims and survivors. 

Friday’s dedication ceremony will include city leaders, along with members of the Centennial Commission and Tulsa Rising. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. 

The other five boundary markers are expected to be installed by early 2023.