Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission Launches Walking App

People soon will be able to take a realistic journey through the historic streets of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, thanks to an immersive augmented reality (AR) mobile app.
The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will launch the cinematic mobile AR experience to allow visitors to experience the vanished places, people and stories that built the thriving prosperous African American community known as “Black Wall Street.”
The virtual walking tour will reveal the obscured landscape and hidden evidence of the worst act of racial violence and domestic terrorism in American history – the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Users will combine a physical walking tour with a mobile app so they can experience the history while moving through the very places of historic Greenwood.
Users of the app will learn more about the hidden stories of the African American pioneers, educators and visionary entrepreneurs who built Black Wall Street. Featured individuals will include O.W. Gurley, Simon Berry, E.W. Wood, “BC” Franklin and Dr. A.C. Jackson, among others.
The virtual tour will feature key landmark locations including the intersection of Greenwood and Archer (the gateway to Black Wall Street), historic Greenwood Chamber Buildings in “Deep Greenwood,” Dreamland Theater, Vernon AME Church, Booker T. Washington High School, the Pathway to Hope and others.
The mobile walking tour app will be released by the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. The app is being developed by Kujanga (KJ) Jackson and is sponsored by Cox Communications.