Back in April of this year, I was invited to present at the Tulsa City-County Library Unite Tulsa symposium commemorating the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. I was one of a dozen presentations on various themes that spark conversations about race and society. I presented on “Pentecost in Greenwood: The Black Pentecostal Churches and the 1921 Race Massacre.” I told the story of the survivors and churches affected by the Massacre. Since the presentation was among others, I recorded this longer presentation with additional details that were not able to be included.
For more on the history of Tulsa’s black Pentecostal churches, my book Pentecost in Tulsa will be out in early June from Seymour Press.