Mount Zion Baptist Church

Kristin Pack Historic Buildings

Mount Zion Baptist ChurchMount Zion Baptist Church is historically significant for its association with the local black community and as a symbol of the rebuilding efforts in the Greenwood community following the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. In 2005, a National Park Service Reconnaissance report concluded that the Tulsa Race Riot was of “supreme national significance, perhaps the most significant race riot in the history of the United States.” Most of the historic resources directly associated with the riot were destroyed during the event, and many of the resources from the post-riot reconstruction period were destroyed by Urban Renewal efforts after the 1970s. In the Greenwood neighborhood, Mount Zion Baptist Church remains a testimony to the perseverance and tenacity of its congregants and the black community in Greenwood.