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Assortment of Books

As an organization since 2016, Tri-City Collective’s mission is: We build community through creativity, educational programs, and shared history. We envision thriving communities grounded in cross-cultural empathy and understanding.

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. 

Stacked Books

Current & Upcoming Events

Premiere of The Story of the Small Giant
Premiere of The Story of the Small Giant
Jul 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pursuit Films Studio,
2312 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110, USA
Can you make it?
Registration Required
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.

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Dr. View,
Fire in Little Africa

Executive Producer

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.

Alison Rossi,
Gilcrease Museum

Director of Learning &

Community Engagement

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.


Nehemiah Frank, 
Black Wall Street Times

Founder &


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.

Praise for Tri-City Collective

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