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Request for Proposals: Greenwood District National Register Nomination
Posted by Ed Sharrer on March 28, 2011 | Link to this Entry | Email this Entry
The City of Tulsa, through its grant agreement with the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (OK/SHPO), is soliciting proposals from professionally qualified individuals or teams for completion of a National Register district nomination for the Greenwood Historic District.
The Greenwood Historic District embodies highly significant cultural associations for Tulsa’s black community, symbolic of its success in business and commerce; and then, of the tenacity and survival of the community after an attempt to destroy it. As a result, the district’s context is multifaceted. The development and evolution of Black Wall Street and the community that thrived there must be considered. The Race Riot of 1921 is essential to Greenwood’s story, as is the rebuilding effort that occurred afterward. Given this complexity, a team approach to the nomination is encouraged.