On February 3rd Lacy Park hosted an event called the "5th Annual Black Wall Street Heritage & History Festival". It was Black Excellence at it's finest and it showed glimpses of the old Black Wall Street, the same Black Wall Street that is needed more now than ever. The concept of the "Black dollar" circulating around a community and seeing one purchase be the seed to a community that has been left barren after the destruction of what was once a thriving land.
But back to the event. It was a celebration, that included dancers from the local Langston Hughes Academy as well as booths from Black-owned businesses both from Tulsa and and across the state. And of course the community. It's the community that was the true celebration. It's the community that still kept hope. A hope that an artist named Written Quincey uplifted with his words. Words that cut through the tough times, words that cut through the forgotteness. These are the needed words. So listen to Written Quincey... As it was written: