The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission To Present Economic Empowerment Day

The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire


Economic Empowerment Day, one of the key events during the 10-day 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commemoration, will focus on closing the wealth gap between Black and other Americans. The goal of Economic Empowerment Day is to create a collective focal point for the national conversation on the Racial Wealth Gap and the inequality in access to capital. The event will include interactive sessions to drive change and catalyze the national dialogue for economic justice.

“Hosting an economic empowerment conference of this caliber with a critical focus on closing the Black wealth gap is transformational,” said Phil Armstrong, Project Director of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. “This discussion is essential to reviving the legacy of Black Wall Street and will help set the course for Black entrepreneurs to establish a legacy of wealth for themselves and generations to come.”

The hybrid conference, held in person and online June 1, will have three tracks for different audiences focused on specific areas of wealth disparity. One track is for institutional investors, one is for entrepreneurs and business owners, and the third is for individuals and families.

The event is presented by Nationwide, Bank of Oklahoma and

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