Sat, May 22


Center for Public Secrets

Architects of the Massacre

A history exhibit that explores how a group of elite Tulsa businessmen, media executives, and government officials created conditions that made the Tulsa Race Massacre possible, if not inevitable.

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Architects of the Massacre

Time & Location

May 22, 2021, 11:00 AM

Center for Public Secrets, 573 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

About this Event

The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 was accomplished in less than twenty-four hours, but setting the stage for that horrific event took more than three years. "Architects of the Massacre" explores how an elite group of Tulsa citizens and government officials helped make one of America's cruelest acts of domestic terrorism possible, if not inevitable. 

Researched by award-winning historian Randy Hopkins, and told through a series of posters, articles, photographs, and film, "Architects of the Massacre" provides deep background on the individuals responsible for the climate of fear and intimidation that culminated with the events of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. 

The exhibit will be open for viewing from Saturday, May 22nd through Thursday, May 27th from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. The event is free, all-ages, and open to the public. Advanced ticket registration is strongly suggested. Occupancy limits, masks, and social distancing will be enforced. 

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