John Legend is set to headline the “Remember & Rise” event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Legend will be joined by Hill Harper and Stacey Abrams.
“John Legend is known for his poignant performances and his transformational statements on civil rights for Black Americans,” Phil Armstrong of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission said.
“Remember & Rise is a once-in-a-lifetime event and John Legend’s participation ensures a global audience learns the history of what occurred here 100 years ago, on the streets of the most affluent African American community of the early Twentieth Century.”
The event will take place on May 31 at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gates will open for attendees and the formal program is expected to run from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Musical performances will follow the formal program along with candlelight vigil that is set to begin at 10:30 p.m. Those around the country can watch through the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Commission’s official website.
We are proud to announce that artist and activist @johnlegend will headline our May 31 event, Remember & Rise, commemorating the centennial anniversary of the assault on Tulsa’s Greenwood Avenue. Reserve free tickets beginning May 21 at https://t.co/G1dBBLMy5v. #TulsaTriumphs pic.twitter.com/EVfA1CjBr1
— Greenwood Rising (@GreenwoodRising) May 15, 2021