OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM | GREENWOOD RISING
On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City experienced the effects of domestic terrorism firsthand when a bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building killing 168 people, injuring hundreds, and changing lives forever.
From May 31 – June 1, 1921, the historic Black business district known as Black Wall Street and the surrounding community that once stretched outward from Greenwood Avenue, was destroyed leaving thousands homeless, hundreds injured, and an unknown number killed in the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Separated by three-quarters of a century and just over 100 miles, are two of Oklahoma’s most significant and historic sites – Greenwood Rising and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum and Greenwood Rising have partnered to develop the Road to Remembrance –Two Cities, One Mission. Beginning in October, this unique program will provide transportation and admission to visit both Greenwood Rising and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Ninth-grade students in the greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas will experience the powerful
stories each provides, including the resilience of the human spirit and the senselessness of violence.
Greenwood Rising and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum welcome the opportunity to partner with the Arvest Foundation and Arvest Bank for the launch of the Road to Remembrance. Through their generous support, hundreds of students will have the occasion to visit both historically significant sites.