Season 2, Episode 3 | Tulsa, OK
In this episode we head to Tulsa, OK to visit the the historic Greenwood District, [known as Black Wall Street], the site of the 1921 Race Massacre. We're joined by Tulsa native, author and financial planner Kevin Matthews II. While there, we visit and support two black-owned businesses. First, we head to Fulton Street Books & Coffee where we catch up with Kevin to talk about what it was like, growing up in Tulsa and the city's complicated past. Next, we have an amazing meal at Sisserou's, a Caribbean restaurant where we enjoy delicious food and drink inspired by the owners ancestry from the island of Dominica.
Watch the trailer and full episode here!
Meet our guest
To know Kevin is to know that he's a dedicated father, husband and passionate about his hometown of Tulsa, OK. When he's not reppin' his city or studying stock charts, he's sharing his financial wisdom with others, writing books, learning how to play trumpet and offering bad takes on food on social media.
His latest book is entitled from Burning to Blueprint: Rebuilding Black Wall Street After a Century of Silence. In it, he tells the story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement and points us towards a brighter future.
Check out an extended scene from this episode
Black owned businesses featured in this episode
Fulton Street Books & Coffee
Sisserou's Caribbean Restaurant & Catering
More on The Greenwood District aka Black Wall Street
When we originally decided to visit Tulsa for Season 2, we didn't know that 2021 was the centennial of the 1921 Race Massacre. Just a few weeks leading up to our arrival, the city was flooded with visitors and media outlets eager to learn more about what actually happened here and what the city was doing to fix it. As you might expect, after speaking with Kevin and a handful of locals, there's a mixed bag of reactions to the attention this historic event has received. But there are several organizations and people doing great work to make it right. Here are just a few.