Financial literacy, equal access to money topics of Black economic summit in Tulsa
2 Jun 2021
Scores of the nation’s Black financial heavyweights gathered in Tulsa to discuss how to close the racial equity gap and erase inequalities in accessing money.
Staged at the Cox Business Convention Center and presented by Tulsa-based Bank of Oklahoma, Nationwide and JPMorgan Chase, Economic Empowerment Day was held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which wiped out the accumulated wealth of Black Wall Street in the Greenwood District.
Phil Armstrong, project director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, said Tuesday’s event grew out of a series of conversations late last summer.