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This Historical event took place at the prestigious Greenwood Gallery located in downtown Tulsa. It featured film screenings on the topic along with a question and answer segment with the filmmaker who gave rare insight as to why the subject matter was chosen. In addition, the program highlighted unique conversations moderated by African American Women In Cinema President, Terra Renee with the descendants as well as "The First Family" of Taft Oklahoma, whose mother, Mayor Lelia Foley was the First African American Women Mayor in the United States. Audience members were moved by the keynote panel, moderated by Tam Lawrence, CEO of Exposure who also received the "Woman of the Year" by African American Women In Cinema. Other Honorees include, Dr. Jana B. Woodhouse, Wall Street Pioneer, Laurel Stradford, Great Grand Daughter of JB Stradford, a Hotel owner in 1921 and Matt McCoy, CEO of Soul City Network LLC.
Laurel Stradford, who received the AAWIC Influential Award at the historic film festival is a descendant of JB Stradford.
Laurel's cousin, Lauren Usher introduced President Biden in Tulsa, Ok after giving the family history.
CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF
“BLACK WALL STREET” IN OKLAHOMA
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(One of the films featured in the Historic Film Festival)