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John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre event on 100-year anniversary

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John Legend. Press Photo - PC Eric Williams. (Courtesy: 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission)

UPDATE: The Remember & Rise massacre commemoration event set for May 31 has been canceled. Details here.


TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission announced Friday morning that John Legend will headline the "Remember & Rise" event commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre at ONEOK Field.

In addition to artist and activist Legend, there will be keynote speeches from national civic leaders and musical performances from additional artists.

Legend will speak and perform at ONEOK Field in the historic Greenwood District on the 100-year anniversary of the Race Massacre on Memorial Day, May 31.

"Remember & Rise" will honor distinguished guests including survivors and descendants of the Race Massacre.


The event begins at 4 p.m. Musical performances will go throughout the evening until attendees are asked to join on the streets of the Greenwood District for a candlelight vigil marking the beginning of the Race Massacre at 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are available to the public at no cost to attend.

Registration to secure tickets will be available starting Friday, May 21, online at