What You Need to Know
- Nationwide is contributing $100K to fund a commemorative conference of the 2-day Tulsa race massacre that began May 31, 1921.
- The attack killed hundreds and destroyed Tulsa's Black Wall Street.
- Eric Stevenson, a Nationwide executive, will co-host the June 1 commemorative conference.
Nationwide is supporting the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission by contributing cash and speakers to the commission’s Economic Empowerment Day conference.
The two-day massacre started May 31, 1921. During the massacre, White residents of Tulsa set fire to homes and businesses in the Greenwood District, a neighborhood that had been popular with Black residents and included a “Black Wall Street” area. The attackers also bombed the neighborhood with aircraft. The massacre killed hundreds of Black residents, and it crushed many of the city’s Black-owned businesses.
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission has organized weeks of programming to commemorate the destruction.
Nationwide is contributing $100,000 to fund the Economic Empowerment Day conference and related event.
The conference will take place June 1.