Preserving and Enriching the Legacy of The Original Black Wall Street in Tulsa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is dedicated to preserving and enriching the legacy of the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Commonly known as The Original Black Wall Street, this district was once a thriving hub of African American businesses and entrepreneurship. Today, the Chamber is committed to creating commerce in the district, educating and providing resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

On the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show, the Chamber is proud to stand alongside the community in celebrating this important event. The motorcycle rally and bike show is a powerful demonstration of unity, strength, and resilience within the African-American community.

The Chamber recognizes the significance of this event and its connection to the history of The Original Black Wall Street. The rally serves as a reminder of the determination and perseverance that has characterized the district throughout its history. It is a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past and to look towards a future of continued growth and success.

Through its various initiatives, the Chamber aims to empower small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Greenwood District. By providing access to resources, networking opportunities, and educational programs, the Chamber seeks to foster an environment of economic prosperity and sustainable development.

One of the key objectives of the Chamber is to preserve the historical significance of The Original Black Wall Street. The district holds a special place in American history, representing the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the African-American community. By raising awareness and promoting the district’s heritage, the Chamber seeks to ensure that future generations understand and appreciate its importance.

In addition to its core mission, the Chamber actively engages with the community through various events and initiatives. These activities aim to promote unity, celebrate diversity, and support local businesses. By fostering a sense of community pride, the Chamber contributes to the overall revitalization and growth of the Greenwood District.

As we mark the 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally, the Chamber encourages everyone to join in the celebrations and show their support for the historic Greenwood District. By coming together, we can honor the past, celebrate the present, and build a prosperous future for all.

Online registration is open at https://checkout.square.site/merchant/MLA6GJGDFWM6K/checkout/RSYWG7SP3JXCE4K523XB3IQU  Motorcycle Clubs and groups are encouraged to register online at https://square.link/u/VDurQbJh

For additional information or questions please email: bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com

 

The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show

The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally

It’s time to STOP THE KILLING

The Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show will be an annual community event to bring together motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life. This year, we are proud to celebrate the 28th anniversary of this historic event. The rally is not only a gathering of riders, but also a symbol of unity, strength, and community.

On October 16th, thousands will join forces to honor the legacy of the original Million Man March. The march, which took place in 1995, was a call for social justice, economic empowerment, and political involvement within the African American community. It was a powerful demonstration of unity and determination.

The motorcycle rally continues this tradition by providing a platform for riders to come together, share their passion for biking, and promote positive change in their communities. The event attracts riders from all over the country, creating a diverse and vibrant atmosphere.

During the rally, riders will embark on a tour of a few of the Black towns in Oklahoma showcasing the history and their beauty. The ride is not only an opportunity to enjoy the open road, but also a chance to reflect on the importance of unity and solidarity.

In addition to the ride, the rally features various activities and events. There will be live music performances, food vendors, and exhibitions.

One of the highlights of the rally will be the Community Peace Rally is guest speakers who will share their experiences, insights and inspiration for bringing the community together. These speakers include young and the elder men in the community, as well as leaders in the fight for social justice and equality. Their words will inspire, motivate and encourage the attendees to continue making a difference in their communities.

Participation in the rally is not limited to experienced riders. Everyone is encouraged to support and participate.

As we celebrate The 28th anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show, we must remember the importance of this event. It is not just a gathering of riders; it is a symbol of unity, strength, and community. It is a reminder that together, we can make a difference in our communities and create a better future for all.

The Rally will kick off at 4:00 PM CST on Friday, October 13, 2023, with an opening, Meet and greet, block party, and live entertainment. Attendees can check in at Registration beginning at 2:30 PM CST and be allowed access to VIP areas. Attendees can enjoy music by The Greenwood Beat shop with business event vendors and food trucks. On Saturday, bikers will convene at 9:30 AM CST on historic Greenwood Avenue and travel to tour black towns in Oklahoma before returning to Greenwood for evening festivities and more shopping! The Rally will conclude around 5:30 PM CST on Sunday, followed by a Community Peace Rally.

Find the links below to register. For MORE information email bikerally@thegreenwoodbeat.com 

GET REGISTERED!!!

REGISTRATION

Bike Rally

Register to get ACCESS! $30.00 Person

Registered participants/bikers will have access to the closed-off/VIP areas and park their bikes.

Registration includes:

VIP entrances for live events

VIP bike parking area

Black Town Tour

REGISTER HERE

 

BIKE SHOW

Do you have the BADDEST bike around? PROVE IT at The 28th Anniversary of the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show presented by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bike Show is scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Entry Fee – $20 per bike, per category. Prizes for each category: 1st – Bragging Rights, Trophy & $250 Cash; 2nd – Trophy $100 Cash; and 3rd – Award & $50 Cash

Categories

Category One: Original

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Category Two: Custom

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VENDORS

Vendors

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Food Trucks

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Order your t-shirt today and join us in celebrating this incredible event!

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

Sponsored in part by The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

 

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.

 

 

 

Clean Up Jam Session with Angela K. Chambers

Clean Up Jam Session with Angela K. Chambers

 

The Saturday Morning Clean Up Jam Session with Angela K. Chambers KICKED OFF today at 8:00 AM CST on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Motivated by childhood memories of Saturday cleaning days, Angela created the show. The first show was dedicated to some of her MacTown (McAlester, Oklahoma) friends including one of her big sisters, Wilma Phifer Bennett. Angela shared how she used to “Be a thorn in my sister’s side and would be hanging out with her sister’s friends. Now it’s ‘cool’ to have them as friends.” SHOUT OUT to Phil Bryson, Wilma Phifer Bennett, Kevin Rushing, LaTrese Colbert, Angie Kirk, Bill Patterson, Ervan Rushing, Terri Watkins, Eric Clayton, Kim Boxley Austin, Angela Curtis Prince, Kerry Smith, and Eric Black.

Angela shared off air, “They are like family for me; big brothers and sisters! Together, we collectively do a lot of good deeds for hometown people, encourage and uplift one another and of course we have fun. Some one is always cracking a joke or to see the camaraderie in the texts back and forth, they are amazing! I love them all! I know they love me too. It felt good to dedicate my first session to them!”

TUNE in EVERY Saturday, 8:00 am cst for “Saturday Morning Clean Up Jam Session” with host Angela K. Chambers on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG!

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It’s the Saturday Morning Clean Up Jam Session: What’s on the List?

It’s the Saturday Morning Clean Up Jam Session: What’s on the List?

What’s going on the list? Leave me a comment or two! Help a sista out! Was it cleaning day at your house on Saturday mornings? Like before “Fat Albert?”  Did you carry the tradition out? Where yah at? Tell me what you are listening to on a Saturday,  preparing to clean?

Drop some good ones!! We don’t want anything that’s going to make us take a nap. Let’s go!

Lakeside maybe? Fantastic Voyage!!

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is HERE! We’re going to have a GREAT time on this station!

#thegreenwoodbeat #wfpg #theoriginalblackwallstreet #greenwood #tulsa #cleaning #saturdays #jammin #angelakchambers

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Hitting the Streets

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Hitting the Streets

 

Be on the lookout in those Greenwood streets for The Greenwood Beat- WFPG! We can’t wait to meet you!! We will be in the front of the Historic Vernon AME Church talking to people about Tulsa, Juneteenth, their businesses and family! Stop by and show your support for the first black-woman owned radio station on Greenwood.  Don’t be shy now!

At 10:30 we will ALREADY be at the Greenwood courtyard for the Official Juneteenth After Party featuring Monifah and Urban Mystic! Hosted by The Historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, The Greenwood Women Business Center and Greenwood Whiskey! What an AMAZING party this shall be!! This event is FREE!!

 

Be safe. Drink responsibly. Enjoy.

 

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