Greeting Fellow Members of the African 'Race

Shaka Barak, President of the Marcus Garvey Institute will be interviewing Sista Eddie Faye Gates, Author of Riot on Greenwood, The Total Destruction of Black Wall Street

When: Friday September 26th 2008.
Time: 6:30 AM-7:30 AM

Sista Gates gives an in-depth account of the worst riot in U.S. history as one of Tulsa's most important oral historians and community activist. With the trust she has engendered in the Greenwood community, Gates has gathered the largest collection of survivors' stories to appear in one volume.
Shaka Barak's research of Black Wall Street has led him to meet several survivors, and descendants from Tulsa. It began began after speaking with Sista Gates in the month of May 2005. As chair of the Tulsa Riot Survivors Committee and member of the Oklahoma Commission to study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 Sista Gates was key to furthering his knowledge of how a massacre took place of almost 1000 innocent African American men, women and children. It was for that reason Shaka formed the Black Wall Street/Marcus Garvey 2005 Memorial Committee that held this memorial on Saturday June 11th, 2005. Shaka also consulted with the Honorable Don Ross, former Democrat, Oklahoma House of Representatives, Dist. 73, Tulsa, Author, Joint Resolution 1035 which created the Oklahoma Legislative Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. This led to Shaka using Gates book ‘Riot On Greenwood’ to get the survivors names and cities they resided in, often going house to house searching for them. Shaka invited them to his memorial program and on TV and radio programs to tell their story. Now our Elder Sista Gates will tell her story to you with Host Shaka Barak. You can call in to speak to her by dialing 347-426-3256 first come first served. Shaka can be reached in Chicago at 708-802-4115, or email: [email protected] or write The Marcus Garvey Institute, P.O. Box 1723, Oak Park, Illinois 60304-1900.