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.  

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“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.

WHO:

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;

WHERE: To Watch: https://www.facebook.com/RepHankJohnson/videos/962970741141149;

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