The Tulsa, Oklahoma, motorcycle rally on May 12 and 13, 2023, will take you on a journey back in time through the city’s historic Greenwood District, also known as America’s Black Wall Street.
Tulsa’s Black Wall Street: An American Tragedy
In 1906, a wealthy African-American man named O.W. Gurley moved to Oklahoma and bought over 40 acres of land in Tulsa’s Greenwood District. He later sold the land exclusively to other African-Americans with the intention of creating a thriving and close-knit community.
This is how America’s Black Wall Street was born: a bustling district with doctors’ offices, restaurants, hotels, theaters, nightclubs, and more. Eventually, the area became one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the U.S.
On May 31, 1921, a white mob attacked Greenwood District in what was later called the Tulsa Race Riot — among the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history. The mob attacked local residents, homes, and businesses, burning and destroying over 35 square blocks of the neighborhood.
About the Black Wall Street Motorcycle Rally
The Tulsa, Oklahoma, motorcycle rally is a motorcycle event and cultural festival in Tulsa’s Greenwood District to remember the tragedy and honor the contributions of African-Americans in history. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Greenwood’s historic site and learn about the history of the area. But that’s not all — there will also be:
- Live music
- Guest DJs
- Headliner concerts
- Line and swing out dancing
- Day and night parties
- Sound competition
- Bike games
- Motorcycle show
- Panel discussions
- Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and Greek organizations recognition
What better way to brush up on your history knowledge, hang out with fellow bikers, and enjoy Tulsa’s famous hospitality?
Ride Safe with Law Tigers
Motorcycle rallies are generally safe, but accidents still happen. If you have an accident during the Tulsa, Oklahoma, motorcycle rally, call Law Tigers at (888) 863-7216 today for a free consultation. We’ll refer you to an experienced motorcycle injury attorney in your area.