Greenwood Rising: Black Wall Street History Center
by Local Projects

Local Projects / Mel Willis

The events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre have increasingly entered public consciousness thanks to works like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case For Reparations” and HBO’s Watchmen.

We were engaged to tell the story not just of those horrific events, but of the resilient community that built and rebuilt Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street, through an immersive journey that uses projection mapping, holography, and environmental media. The experience brings to life the memories of the past and the visions of success for the future, and catalyzes important dialogue around racial reconciliation and restorative justice, including reparations.

This project has been longlisted in the exhibition design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Local Projects
Project: Greenwood Rising: Black Wall Street History Centre

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