Greenwood County

In 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a district named Greenwood was thriving with successful African- Americans. A young entrepreneur named O.W. Gurley bought 40 acres of land a few years prior that was only sold to blacks, and they started building from that and birthed doctors' offices, law offices, a movie theater, restaurants, and various entrepreneur businesses along Greenwood Avenue. The avenue did not run through any white neighborhoods, which the residents took great pride in; it was something of their own.

While the self-sufficient and thriving neighborhood housed hundreds of black entrepreneurs and scholars, it burned to the ground within just a few days. An angry mob of white residents of Tulsa started a riot over a young black boy (Dick Rowland) allegedly assaulting a white girl (Sarah Page) in an elevator. This incident was only an excuse to attack what appeared to be a thriving, self-sufficient black community. Intentionally removed from state and local records, this race massacre is said to have been the cause of death for upwards of 300 African Americans, hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, and an ongoing narrative of being threatened by our collective potential.

It is time for a new tactic. We are engaging and merging the worlds of influence and power. It is time to monetize our potential. It is time to express ourselves in our actions and words. We are rising out of the ashes of Greenwood and monetizing our actual value as a people.

We encourage you to join, create, and fuel a movement of your own. At Six Point Four, we will give back to the community, to businesses, and to causes that make a difference for our people. Moments On Cotton will be our subtle way of reminding the world that we will express ourselves on a canvas that broke our people's backs.