Event Details

  • July 1, 2020
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Free
  • Please register in advance.
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Venue

  • Virtual Event
  • Wichita, KS

Event Description

Learn about Tulsa's Greenwood District and how the legacy of Black Wall Street impacts today's cultural climate in this WPC Virtual Meeting.

Ninety-nine years ago, Black residents and businesses were attacked in what has since become known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. Tulsa's Greenwood District had been known as the Black Wall Street, and white rioters looted and destroyed the successful businesses, and a few hundred residents were killed.

Join Wichita Professional Communicators for a virtual program with Sherry Gamble-Smith, who founded the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and serves as its president. She will share some of the histories of Tulsa's Black Wall Street and its importance in the current cultural climate.

Our monthly meeting will be held virtually 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 on Zoom. (Attendees will receive link via email.)

*This Virtual meeting is FREE but please register so we know who is coming!*

About BWSCC and Sherry Gamble-Smith:

Based in Tulsa, the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce has a mission "to create and build the quality of life and business opportunities for the African American community through business education, African American cultural values, legislative advocacy and economic development." In past interviews, Gamble-Smith, the BWSCC president, said the chamber was founded as a result of several Black Tulsa business owners requesting a new Black chamber that would better advocate for the Black business community, The historic Greenwood Chamber of Commerce still exists.

Gamble-Smith also serves the community as the president/CEO of WENet (Women Empowered and Networking Together), a nonprofit organization that empowers women to network.

WPC monthly meetings and annual fundraisers support a scholarship fund for Wichita-area students pursuing a career in communications. So come network, eat lunch, get inspired by guest speakers and help a future communication colleague in the process!

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