Dubbed America's "Black Wall Street" by Booker T. Washington, the 35-block Greenwood District surrounded the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street became a prosperous center for black commerce in the early 1900s. It was also a hotbed for jazz and blues, and the site where Count Basie first encountered big-band jazz. When the tragic and devastating Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 destroyed much of the district, the black community rebuilt from the ashes. Today, the Greenwood Historical District showcases its heritage through the Greenwood Cultural Center and the Mabel B. Little Heritage House.
300 North Greenwood Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120