It is with great excitement that we introduce our friend, Mechelle Brown, Program Coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, OK.
We entered into Mechelle’s office on the first week of our 50-state journey, believing that race in America was, for the most part, a problem of the past. During our time with Mechelle, we experienced a deep heart transformation that we are excited to talk about on this episode, as we walk back through that conversation with Mechelle, and allow her to share the story that changed our lives.
During our chat, Mechelle also fills our listeners in on the efforts underway to preserve the story of Tulsa’s Greenwood district, once known as Black Wall Street, the wealthiest black-owned business district in the country until it was burned to the ground by Tulsa’s white community in the summer of 1921. We discuss the details of what happened that fateful day, as well as what Mechelle sees as the pathway to racial healing and transformation for the city.
This encounter is a deep well of heart-felt exchange, as she gives us her story and we give her our genuine longing to understand.
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