Congressman Johnson Hosts CBC 100th Commemoration Event of Tulsa Massacre

May 18, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM ET, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) held a Congressional Black Caucus event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre -- when a mob of white residents set fire to “Black Wall Street” on May 31 and June 1, 1921. Hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were destroyed and an estimated 300 Black residents were murdered. More than 10,000 Black residents were left homeless.  


“Remembering the Greenwood Massacre: 100 Years from Tulsa to the Insurrection -- Reconciliation, Restoration & Reparations” a Zoom to Facebook virtual event featured members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a PBS documentary filmmaker, descendants of survivors and the Oklahoma state representative who represent Greenwood today.


Members of the CBC:

  • Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (SC)
  • CBC Chair Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH)
  • CBC Vice Chair Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI)
  • CBC Whip Rep. Hank Johnson (GA)
  • CBC Parliamentarian Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee (TX)
  • Co-Chair of the Policy and Steering Committee Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)

Guest panelists:

  • DeNeen Brown: award-winning writer for The Washington Post and the producer and reporter of the PBS documentary film “Tulsa: Fire and the Forgotten.”
  • Jacqueline Emerson Weary, granddaughter of John R. Emerson, Sr. who helped rebuild Tulsa after the 1921 Massacre.
  • DJ Mercer heads the Justice for Greenwood Project and coordinator for the Justice for Greenwood Foundation.
  • Oklahoma Statehouse Rep. Regina Goodwin, who represent the Greenwood area today.

WHAT: Virtual Event: “Remembering the Greenwood Massacre: 100 Years from Tulsa to the Insurrection -- Reconciliation, Restoration & Reparations”

WHEN: Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM;

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