Tulsa, Oklahoma Cancels Its Star-Studded “Remember & Rise” Event to Commemorate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The commission behind the centennial memorial of the 1921 Tulsa Black Wall Street massacre said today that its Remember & Rise event set for Monday has been canceled.

John Legend was scheduled to headline the event, with Stacey Abrams as the keynote speaker and CSI: NY and The Good Doctor actor Hill Harper emceeing. The event sponsors claimed it was going to be “nationally televised,” but which network was handling was left vague.

Remember & Rise also had America’s Got Talent Season 15 winner Brandon Leake; Damon Lindelof, producer of HBO’s Watchmen, which was set in Tulsa; and video presentations from national leaders, including former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

The commission cited “unexpected circumstances with entertainers and speakers” as the reason for the cancellation.

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SOURCE: Deadline, Bruce Haring

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