Tulsa Race Massacre Exhibit

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is honored to bring the Tulsa Race Massacre Traveling Exhibit to Van Munching Hall as we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of this tragic day in American history. In 1921, the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Ok., popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" (with 35 blocks) was burned to the ground. Until then, the Greenwood District was one of the most prominent concentrations of African American businesses in the United States. Below is a list of resources to learn more and take action. We invite you to see the exhibit located in the 1200 hallway in Van Munching hall beginning October 19, 2021.

Tulsa Exhibit


Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten
A documentary released May 31, 2021, on PBS, which features the reporting of DeNeen L. Brown, associate professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, and writer for The Washington Post.

Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer
A documentary released June 18, 2021, on National Geographic Television and Hulu, which also features the journalism of DeNeen L. Brown.

Many thanks to Professor Zeinab Karake, associate dean of culture and community, for commissioning this exhibit. If you wish to get approval from her to bring this traveling exhibit to your building, please email Jeanette Snider, associate director of undergraduate programs, at jcsnider@umd.edu to make arrangements.

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