We are revitalizing the oldest surviving all-Black town in Oklahoma. Tullahassee was incorporated as a town in 1902- before statehood. The AJ Mason Building was the first building in Tullahassee and constructed by Black-owned masonry in 1912.
The AJ Mason Building served as a general store, post office, and most importantly, a gathering place for the entire community.
100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, Tullahassee wants to restore Black townships and celebrate Black excellence across Oklahoma. As part of this reclamation, our first community project is returning the AJ Mason Building as a community hub for the next 100 years and beyond.
The money raised will be used to create the following:
- Welcome Center and Museum
- Gift Shop/Libation Space
- Outdoor Community Space
Tullahassee has withstood the many tests of our very bleak racial, economic, and social history. Our vision is to grow a community free of racial tension that creates a safe haven for Black families to not only live, but to thrive.
We want reparations now and will continue to work tirelessly to honor our ancestors while creating space for future generations.
Step one is the revitalization and reclamation of the AJ Mason Building.
For more info, please read article published by The Black Wall Street Times: