An Impulse to Keep is published on the occasion of the Greenwood Art Project, an initiative led by artists Rick Lowe/william cordova with Jerica Wortham, Marlon Hall, Jeff Van Hanken and Kode Ransom. The project brings together artists, residents, leaders, organizations, and businesses to raise awareness of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the destruction of its thriving Black community in the historic Greenwood District that included Black Wall Street, one of the most prominent Black-owned business districts in the United States during the early 1900s.
This 215-page publication, available in softcover and hardcover editions, brings together contributors such as Edwidge Danticat, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt, Lauren Kelley, and Evan Garza, among others, to reflect on the 28 projects that comprise the Greenwood Art Project initiative.
With Essays by: J. Faith Almiron; Tiffany E. Barber; Christina L. Beatty; Adrienne Chadwick; Jackie Clay; Rick Lowe/william cordova; Edwidge Danticat; Aldeide Delgado; Ryan N. Dennis; Makeba Dixon-Hill; Adrienne Edwards; teri elam; Colette Gaiter; Evan Garza; Gia M. Hamilton; Samantha Hill; Lauren Kelley; Gean Moreno; Monique Moss; Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts; Amy Rosenblum-Martín; Marie Vickles; and Leon A. Waters.
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Alchemy:Anonymous (Casey McLerran)
Myiesha Gordon Beales
Black Artists Collaborating—Tulsa
Anthony Curtis Brinkley, Ebony Iman Dallas, and Derick Alexander
Crystal Z Campbell
Charles “Chuck” Cissel
Eaton Media Services
Deborah J. Hunter
Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson
L. Joi McCondichie
Met Cares Foundation/Greenwood Leadership Academy
Katherine Penny Mitchell and Sharron Tinsley
Dr. Courtney Skipper
Alexander Tamahn and Deborah Richards
Candace G. Wiley
Mary L. Williams
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