The year was 1921 and most of the town's residents were preparing for the month of May's Declaration Day parade and festivities. There were floats, jugglers, amusement rides, the best darn food one could eat and happiness and smiles found on almost everyone who walked down Greenwood Avenue.
Dick Rowland couldn't take the day off to escort his new girlfriend Estelle to the parade, instead, he found himself riding in an elevator at Renberg's Department store on his way to use the men's room. People of color were forbidden to use public restrooms. Sarah Page, the regular elevator operator was working May 30th. "All I remember was her screaming and then everyone yelling at me. I didn't do anything, but that wasn't gone make a bit of difference. Was it? I ran as fast as I could......but they were coming.. they were coming.......
A two act drama based on events surrounding the story about Tulsa Oklahoma's "Black Wall Street
Theater: Episcopal Actors Guild Hall
Address: 1 East 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
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