The Historic Greenwood District is Growing

Have you visited the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma lately? This area, also known as the original Black Wall Street, has a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. Once a thriving black-owned business district, it faced destruction in 1921 but has since weathered the storms and is now experiencing a revival.

Under the leadership of the current president, Pastor Dr. Freeman Culver, III, the Greenwood District is experiencing growth and rejuvenation. The district is now home to various establishments, including Oklahoma’s first women-owned and first black, women-owned radio station, restaurants, advocacy agencies, a law firm, consulting agencies, and a new curated antique store called “Buying Time on Greenwood.”

Opening its doors on Thursday, February 8, 2024, Buying Time on Greenwood is set to become a must-visit destination in the district. The store aims to showcase the rich history and culture of the area through its collection of antiques, apparel, black artwork inspired by local black artists, mugs, postcards, and more.

The grand opening of Buying Time on Greenwood will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2024, and promises to be a celebration of the district’s resilience and the vibrant community that surrounds it. The store will be open daily, from 9 AM to 9 PM, offering visitors ample opportunity to explore its unique offerings.

With its diverse range of businesses and the addition of Buying Time on Greenwood, the historic Greenwood District is reclaiming its status as a vibrant hub of commerce and culture. Visitors can now experience the district’s rich history while also supporting local businesses and artists.

As the Greenwood District continues to grow, it serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of the community. The revitalization efforts led by Pastor Dr. Freeman Culver, III, are not only restoring the district’s physical infrastructure but also creating opportunities for economic growth and empowerment.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the historic Greenwood District recently, now is the perfect time to explore its unique offerings. Whether you’re interested in learning about its history, supporting local businesses, or simply immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of the area, there is something for everyone in this growing district.

Plan your visit to the historic Greenwood District today and witness firsthand the remarkable transformation taking place. From its rich history to its thriving businesses, this district is a testament to the power of community and the enduring spirit of resilience.

Buying Time on Greenwood is located at 104 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Buying Time on Greenwood: Showcasing Local Black-Owned Products

Everyone is buzzing about the original Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s historic Greenwood District, especially during Black History Month. The anticipation is growing for the opening of Buying Time on Greenwood, a curated antique store located on the iconic Greenwood Avenue, also known as the original Black Wall Street.

Buying Time on Greenwood will offer a wide range of products, including antiques, artwork inspired by the area, gifts, apparel, and most notably, locally black-owned products. One such product is the Roots Skincare Collection, created by businesswoman Katina Walker. The collection, which includes body scrubs, oils, and lotions, has become highly sought-after not only in the Tulsa Metro area but also beyond. Visitors to Buying Time on Greenwood will have the opportunity to explore and purchase this popular collection.

The store is scheduled to open its doors on Thursday, February 8th at 1:00 PM CST. To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on February 15, 2024, organized by Starr Fisher. Local black-owned businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs are invited and encouraged to meet De Hall, the Store Manager, and explore the opportunity to showcase their own products on Greenwood, in the heart of the original Black Wall Street at Buying Time on Greenwood.

For those interested in participating, please drop by the store or reach out via email to manager@buyingtimeongreenwood.com. This is an incredible chance to support and uplift local black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, while also celebrating the rich history and legacy of the Greenwood District. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the vibrant community at Buying Time on Greenwood.

New Business Opening on Greenwood Avenue: Buying Time on Greenwood

The Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street, is set to welcome a new business on February 1st. Buying Time on Greenwood, a curated antique and gift store, aims to celebrate the rich history of the area and support local black artists.

One business partner, Dr. Angela K. Chambers, of Buying Time on Greenwood will feature artwork that reflects the historic Greenwood District, including pieces inspired by the time before, during, and after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Dr. Chambers believes that shopping in Greenwood is essential for building a thriving economic system, similar to what OW Gurley cultivated in the 1920s.

The store will offer a diverse range of gifts and antique items, with new merchandise being added daily. Dr. Chambers, along with her business partner, shares a passion for revitalizing the historic Greenwood District. Together, they have created Buying Time on Greenwood as a way to contribute to its growth and preservation.

To staff the store, Buying Time on Greenwood is hosting a hiring event on Saturday, January 27th, from 9 am to 6 pm. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted for store clerks and other positions. Candidates can also email their resumes to angela@trichomeok.com.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Buying Time on Greenwood will take place on Thursday, February 1st. This event marks an exciting milestone for the Greenwood District, as it continues to rebuild and honor its remarkable history.

Don’t miss the opportunity to support this new business and experience the unique offerings at Buying Time on Greenwood.

The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre

This holiday season, immerse yourself in the rich history of the Tulsa Race Massacre and gain a deeper understanding of the journey from black slavery to the rise of Black Wall Street. Author Mr. Lewis T. Wilson’s book, “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre,” offers a compelling and detailed account of the events leading up to, during, and after the tragic massacre.

 

As we commemorate this significant moment in history, it is crucial to educate ourselves and others about the struggles and triumphs of the black community. Wilson’s book serves as a valuable resource, shedding light on the untold stories of resilience and resilience.

 

From its hardcover format to its vivid narrative, “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre” makes for an ideal gift. By sharing this book, we can collectively honor black history and America’s history, ensuring that these stories are preserved and passed down to future generations.

To delve into this captivating account, you can find the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Journey-Black-Slavery-Wall-Street/dp/B09ZGY9259.

Discover the Fascinating History of Greenwood District with Terry Baccus

When it comes to exploring the rich history and vibrant culture of historic Greenwood District, there’s no better guide than Terry Baccus. Dubbed the ‘Mayor of Greenwood,’ Terry has been captivating tourists with his extensive knowledge, quick wit, and magnetic personality. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply curious about this iconic area, a tour with Terry Baccus is an absolute must.

Thousands of visitors have flocked to Tulsa in recent times to embark on the historic Greenwood Tour led by Terry Baccus. It’s not uncommon to bump into Terry while strolling through the historic Greenwood District, as he is always eager to engage in conversation and share his wealth of knowledge and a laugh or two.

What sets Terry apart is his deep understanding of the history and significance of Greenwood, also known as the original Black Wall Street. This area, spanning 36 square miles, holds a remarkable story that Terry is able to recount with passion and authenticity.

But Terry’s commitment to Greenwood goes beyond being a tour guide. He actively looks out for the tenants and patrons of the historic Greenwood District, ensuring that the area continues to thrive. Additionally, Terry is the producer of the documentary ‘The Greenwood Ave Project, a captivating exploration of Greenwood’s history. This documentary serves as a valuable resource for those unable to visit Greenwood in person.

You can rent or purchase the documentary online through Terry’s website at www.tourofblackwallstreet.com. It’s an opportunity to delve into the stories, struggles, and triumphs of Greenwood from the comfort of your own home.

Terry Baccus has a natural gift for storytelling and entertaining his audience. Many have even remarked that he should have been a teacher. His tours offer an immersive experience, providing an up-close and almost surreal account of the history of Greenwood. You’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for this remarkable district.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey through time and discover the fascinating history of Greenwood, get in touch with Terry Baccus to schedule your next tour. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the heart and soul of the original Black Wall Street.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG: Making Waves in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

Do you Have a Song Request?
The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is rolling out their new segment of song requests during the Friday Night Old School Slow Jams with Dr. Angela K. Chambers. Do you have a slow jam and a message to send out?

 

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG has been making the headlines since its launch, people are tuning in to hear those good old-school R&B songs from the 60s to the 80s, from soul, funk, or gospel. More requests are coming in for those 90’s hits as well.

 

Do you want to make a request and send a message? Email us at songs@thegreenwoodbeat.com. Then tune in every Friday from 10 pm – 12 am cst for the Friday Night Old School Jams with Dr. Angela K. Chambers.

 

If you’re looking for a great slow jam to request, look no further than “Always and Forever” by Heatwave. This classic love song is the perfect choice to send a message to that special someone. With its smooth vocals and romantic lyrics, it’s sure to set the mood for a night to remember. Don’t forget to email your request to songs@thegreenwoodbeat.com and tune in to the Friday Night Old School Jams with Dr. Angela K. Chambers from 10 pm – 12 am cst to hear your song and message on the airwaves. Enjoy the nostalgia and love!

 

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The Greenwood Beat – WFPG: Making Waves in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is making waves in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as “Black Wall Street.” As the first black, women-owned radio station in Oklahoma, WFPG is bringing a fresh perspective to the airwaves.

Since its launch on June 08, 2023, WFPG has been trending and growing, gaining recognition for their exceptional content and dedication to excellence. Recently, WFPG received exciting news from MEDIOQ, a premier platform connecting individuals and businesses with top-notch media, news, and broadcasting services worldwide.

MEDIOQ added The Greenwood Beat – WFPG to their online directory, recognizing the station as a shining example of excellence in the industry. This recognition not only validates the hard work and talent of the WFPG team but also opens doors to new opportunities and collaborations.

People are listen and taking notice! Are you ready to advertise with us? Advertise your business, your next event or new product or service. We offer great rates and various packages. Contact our sales team today to advertise with The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.  Sales@thegreenwoodbeat.com

For general information, contact us at info@thegreenwoodbeat.com 

The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace: A Vibrant Gathering in Historic Greenwood

Come down to historic Greenwood District for The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace! It’s happening now until 4pm. The Greenwood Beat – WFPG featuring DJ Phatkat is creating one heck of a vibe on Greenwood.

The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace takes place every Saturday in the Courtyard on Greenwood from 11 am to 4 pm. This vibrant event brings together local vendors and food truck operators, who are encouraged to come out and display their products or services.

Locals, out-of-towners, and tourists alike frequent historic Greenwood intentionally, supporting the area and its businesses. The lively atmosphere, with DJ Phatkat spinning the beats, adds to the charm of the marketplace.

If you’re interested in becoming a vendor at The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace, sign up now at https://m.signupgenius.com/. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this exciting community event and showcase your offerings to a diverse and engaged audience!

 

 

The Story of The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace

The History of Black Wall Street

HBO is currently filming a new documentary titled ‘Black Wall Street Forever: The Story of the Greenwood District and the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. This documentary aims to shed light on the historic Greenwood District and its significance as the original Black Wall Street. As part of their filming, HBO is showcasing The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace (TOBWSMM), a collaborative effort between The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, TCLiving & Marketing, and The Greenwood Beat – WFPG.

Understanding the Greenwood District

The Greenwood District, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was once a thriving African-American community in the early 20th century. It was home to various businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, banks, and more. This thriving economic hub earned the nickname ‘Black Wall Street’ due to its prosperity and success.

The Tragedy of the Tulsa Race Massacre

However, the success and prosperity of the Greenwood District came to a devastating halt in 1921 during the Tulsa Race Massacre. A racially motivated attack led to the destruction of the entire district, leaving thousands of African-American residents homeless and countless businesses in ruins.

Rebuilding and Remembering

Despite the destruction caused by the Tulsa Race Massacre, the spirit of the Greenwood District persevered. The community rallied together to rebuild and restore their once-thriving neighborhood. Today, efforts are being made to commemorate the history and resilience of Black Wall Street by the current board led by President Dr. Freeman Culver through initiatives like The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace and The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show.

The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace

The TOBWSMM is a platform that showcases and supports black-owned businesses, both locally and nationally. It serves as a digital marketplace where consumers can discover and support a wide range of products and services offered by black entrepreneurs. By providing a centralized platform, TOBWSMM aims to empower and uplift black businesses, helping to create economic opportunities and foster success.

The Greenwood Women’s Business Center

In addition to TOBWSMM, the documentary will also highlight The Greenwood Women’s Business Center. This organization focuses on supporting and empowering women entrepreneurs within the Greenwood District. Through mentorship programs, educational resources, and networking opportunities, the Greenwood Women’s Business Center aims to nurture and promote the success of women-owned businesses.

Preserving History for Future Generations

The filming of ‘Black Wall Street Forever: The Story of the Greenwood District and the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’ is an important step in preserving the history of the Greenwood District and ensuring that future generations are aware of its significance. By showcasing the resilience and achievements of the African-American community, this documentary will shed light on a chapter of history that has often been overlooked or forgotten. The band “Upscale Smoke” draws a crowd with their live performance of R&B hits from current and past.

Conclusion

As HBO continues to film on Greenwood, it is essential to recognize the importance of The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace, The Greenwood Women’s Business Center, and the efforts being made to commemorate the history of the Greenwood District. Through initiatives like these, the spirit of Black Wall Street lives on, inspiring and empowering black entrepreneurs both locally and nationally.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is a Sponsor in Part of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 14, 2023

Contact: Angela K. Chambers

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is a Sponsor in Part of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show” Presented by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc., on October 13 through 15, 2023.

Tulsa, Oklahoma – Chief Executive Officer of The Greenwood Beat – WPFG, Angela K. Chambers has been working with Minister Alvin MuhammadEvent Coordinator, and team on the planning of “The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show” (Rally) to be hosted in the historic Greenwood District October 13 through 15, 2023. The event is being presented by the second oldest African-American Chamber in the nation, established in 1926, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GCC), which is operated by President and CEO Dr. Freeman Culver. GCC is an organization where small business owners come together to preserve historical significance, to empower a new generation of black entrepreneurs, and to support economic development.

GCC will host the Rally in the 100 block of N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is in the historic Greenwood District.  The event will kick off Friday, October 13, 2023, beginning at 4:00 PM CST.

Opportunities have been created for Vendors and Food Trucks to set up to sell and display their products and offer their services.  This inaugural Rally will be an annual fundraising event for GCC.  Event Coordinator, Minister Alvin Muhammad, and the team hope to help them reach or get close to the 1 Million Dollar goal set by Dr. Culver and the Board of Directors to help restore and maintain the structure of the buildings, revitalize the once thriving community and continue to bringing commerce to the area.

The Rally will have live entertainment, DJ Phatkat, a Fallen Biker Salute, a Black Town Tour, a Bike show with three different categories, food, shopping, and more!  Businesses can also support by advertising their businesses in the First Annual  – The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally and Bike Show Program Booklet,  which will go on sale Friday, September 15, 2023.

The event is open to the general public and attendees can register online. Visit the historictulsagreenwoodchamber.com or www.thegreenwoodbeat.com to register.

For more information on the event, feel free to contact  bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com.

 

 

 

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