welcome to the block party!

nation-wide livecast from tulsa

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Featuring Russell Westbrook, Sen. Kamala Harris, Alfre Woodard, Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, "Watchmen" Creator Damon Lindelof and more!

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the cel-liberation will be televised.

United in freedom.

Tulsa's Juneteenth celebration is going global. Join us as we come together to recognize the abolition of slavery in the United States and celebrate the culture of African American communities in Tulsa and around the country.

Some jams to get the party started!

Notable celebrities are joining Tulsans to share performances, conversations, and ideas

Tulsa’s Greenwood District was home to a renowned and thriving ‘Black Wall Street’, until one of the worst race massacres in U.S. history destroyed it 99 years ago. Today, Black Wall Street is back and hosts one of the nation’s largest Juneteenth celebrations. Tulsa won’t forget its past, but it hasn’t let its history determine its future.

Join us this year. Special guests include:

russell westbrook

Professional Athlete

Sen. kamala harris

United States Senator

Alfre Woodard

Actress, Producer, and Political Activist

damon lindelof

Writer and Producer, and Creator of HBO’s "Watchmen”

baratunde thurston

Comedian, Author of "How to Be Black"

Dr. Tiffany crutcher

Activist, Terence Crutcher Foundation

Karine jean-pierre

Sr. Advisor, Biden 2020

nehemiah frank

Founder and Editor of Black Wall Street Times, Activist

sophia bush

Actress, Activist, Director, and Producer

sen. kevin matthews

Oklahome State Senator

jidenna

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer

amber valletta

Actress, Activist, Model

deval patrick

Former Massachusetts Governor

Eric holder

Former Attorney General of the United States

Phil armstrong

Project Director, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

jay ellis

Actor

stanley nelson

Emmy Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, Founder, Firelight Media

mike johnson

ABC's 'Bachelorette'

AJ

Fire From The Gods

tristan mack wilds

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Record Producer

dr. jessica clemons, md

Psychiatrist

symone sanders

Sr. Advisor, Biden 2020

sons of serendip

Musical Group

Danielia cotton

Singer/Songwriter

tonée macara

DJ

ohla

DJ

rick lowe

Artist, Community Organizer

Jeremie Greer

Co-Founder, Liberation in a Generation

Jessica lowe-betts

Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

steph simon

Rapper

brian henry

Celebrity DJ

Venita cooper

Owner of Silhouette Sneakers & Art

dewayne dickens

Director Culturally Responsive Practices at Tulsa Community College

tom williamson

Actor

knight

Rapper, Producer

D'marria monday

Oklahoma Policy Institute

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth commemorates the technical end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union Forces delivered the Emancipation Proclamation to Texas—the most remote slave state—two and a half years after it was signed by President Lincoln. Since then, the day has come to be celebrated as a symbol of freedom. The holiday marks our nation's first step in recognizing the ideal of true liberty and justice for all.