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As an organization since 2016, Tri-City Collective’s seasoned educators, activists and change leaders are committed to diversity, inclusion, and providing learning and artistic opportunities outside the classroom for youth and adults.
This commitment includes the exploration of our history as a state and nation which is at the core of our educational opportunities. These opportunities are executed in many platforms, including but not limited to, radio programming, workshops, art exhibitions, live curated conversations, curriculums, and published written works.
Our Collective’s diverse membership reflects the world we want to create.
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Greenwood Mapping Project
We speak of Greenwood’s destruction in specifics. We speak of its successes in the abstract because they’ve never been compiled and curated. There is no one comprehensive place that one can view Greenwood’s breadth/scope, and certainly no place where one can get a sense of Greenwood’s growth, destruction, and rebuilding, over a span of time. The lack of a comprehensive visual tool leaves many people—especially in Greenwood—with a missing sense of what this community consisted of.
Throughout the two-year research process of writing The Victory of Greenwood, we uncovered several data sources which included land deeds, addresses of families and businesses, census data, business directory data, municipal land records, and other sources of information that have never been corroborated and displayed together in one place. We’re compiling all these data sources together to create an online map of Greenwood that would be interactive—showing Greenwood’s growth from 1905 to 1921, and its rebuilding after the Tulsa Race Massacre.
The map would allow the website user to scroll through each year and view, street by street, block by block, building by building, what existed in that place and when. It would be the first time in Tulsa’s history that this information would be cross-referenced and displayed on one visual, digital exhibit.
Fire in Little Africa
Many organizations theorize about their love for community, but only a select few can actualize and execute their missions.
Tri-City recognizes the importance of centering communal education, lived experience and creative justice. Tri-City is collective knowledge production. Tri-City is ancestral work.
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Through Tri-City Collective, we have paved new pathways for connecting with communities. They are trusted collaborators we can count on to produce creative, relevant, thoughtful, stimulating, and professional content and projects.
Black Wall Street Times
Focus Black Oklahoma relaunches at a critical time in our state’s history -- the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. As we commemorate where we have been and where we are going, FBO is positioned and equipped with talented journalists who will help elevate Black authenticity to the airways. We are grateful for their leadership.
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