Saturday, May 30, 2009

Juneteenth on Greenwood


In the heart of what was originally Tulsa's "Black Wall Street" is a Black Heritage Center and the annual Juneteenth Festival.


Just north of Archer on Greenwood Avenue an open area which is the site of the annual Juneteenth Festival. Replica's of the posters from past festivals are painted on the side of the overpass. This shows that graffiti can be art. Click to Enlarge.

Juneteenth on Greenwood, a celebration of Oklahoma's African-American music traditions, began in 1989 under the direction of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Every June that organization in conjunction with the North Tulsa Heritage Foundation hosts the free event, featuring local, regional, and nationally renown entertainers. Greenwood Avenue, near the Greenwood Cultural Center, in the historic district of Tulsa once known as "Black Wall Street," serves as the central location for the outside annual celebration.

2 comments:

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour.

Certes, certains tags sont de véritables oeuvres d'art mais je n'apprécie pas- comme vus à Toulouse - des tags minables sur des monuments anciens, des architectures de styles, etc. Là, je trouve que c'est un délit.
Bisous.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Ce mur, face au parc de stationnement pour le Black Heritage Center et je suis sûr que cela a été fait avec leur permission. La qualité du travail et le milieu est ce qui m'a frappé. Tags qui défigurer les monuments ou bâtiments sont inacceptables. Aucun argument.