Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 391,906 as of the 2010 census, it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area.
Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture. The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. People from Tulsa are called "Tulsans."
In the early 20th century, Tulsa was home to the "Black Wall Street", one of the most prosperous African American communities in the United States at the time. Located in the Greenwood neighborhood, it was the site of the Tulsa Race Riot, one of the nation's costliest acts of racial violence and civil disorder. Sixteen hours of rioting on May 31 and June 1, 1921, resulted in over 800 people admitted to local hospitals with injuries, an estimated 10,000 left homeless, 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences destroyed by fire, and $1.8 million in property damage. Twenty-three black and 16 white citizens were reported killed, but estimates suggest as many as 300, mostly blacks, died.
The Greenwood Cultural Center located in Tulsa preserves the culture of the city's African American heritage, housing a collection of artifacts and photography that document the history of the Black Wall Street prior to the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
The Tulsa Sound heavily influenced musician and songwriter Eric Clapton, among others. Musicians from Tulsa or that started their musical careers in Tulsa include Garth Brooks, The Gap Band, Hanson, Caroline's Spine, Ronnie Dunn, and David Cook.
Tulsa is situated near the heart of Tornado Alley and has a temperate climate of the subtropical variety with a yearly average temperature of 60.8 °F and an average precipitation of 42.4 inches as is typical of temperate zones, weather patterns vary by season with occasional extremes in temperature and rainfall. Lightning over downtown Tulsa is common in the spring months. Primarily in the spring and early summer months, the city is subjected to severe thunderstorms containing large hail, damaging winds, and, occasionally, tornadoes, providing the area with a disproportionate share of its annual rainfall.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Barber King - Category: Hair Salon - 6645 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa OK (918) 619-6333
Platinum Salon - Category: Hair Salon - We consider each client as an individual with his or her own needs and desires. We strive to fulfill those needs and desires with the best talent available. - 6808 S. Memorial Dr.Suite 206, Tulsa OK (918) 286-8634 - (visit website)
Purpose By Dezign - Category: Hair Salon - 6829 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa OK (918) 499-1117 - (visit website)
The Hair Store - Category: Beauty Supply - 7030 East 71st Court
Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 813-6720
Tyson Family Salon - Category: Hair Salon - 6957 S. Lewis, Tulsa OK (918) 492-8434
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Downs+Holcomb Design - Category: Design - Downs+Holcomb is a Tulsa, OK design firm. We offer design and print services including custom yearbook ads, custom invitations and cards, announcements, photo retouching, and logo design. All services are tailored to meet our client's unique needs.We offer custom design services for any budget and any occasion. Tulsa OK (918) 981-2093 - (visit website)
Dr. Aletha Oglesby - Category: Family Practice - 8414 E. 101 St., Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 663-6228 EXT 3230 Warren Clinic
Dr. Ronald E. Williams - Category: Chiropractor - 2305 West Edison, Tulsa, OK (918) 663-6228 EXT 3230 Warren Clinic
Maxwell Smart Computer and Iphone Repair 2 - Category: Computer - Computer repair replace screen ,keyboards,etc. iPhone repair 107 North Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa OK (918) 938-7050
Swaggin Wagon Inc. - Category: Trucking - Swaggin Wagon in Tulsa, OK is a trucking company specializing in the transportation of frac sand throughout Oklahoma, Texas and surrounding states. 12401 East Admiral Place, Tulsa OK (918) 779-7900 - (visit website)
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Greenwood Cultural Center - Category:Cultural - Located in the historic Greenwood district, once known as the "Black Wall Street" of America. - 322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa OK (918) 596-1020
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Ella's Good Food - Category: Southern Restaurants - 3023 S Harvard Ave, Ste A - Tulsa, OK (918) 949-6666 - (visit website)
Evelyn's - Category: Southern Restaurants - 3014 N 74th East Ave - Tulsa, OK (918) 835-1212
Kinfolk's Soul Food Kitchen - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 2115 N Cincinnati Avenue, Tulsa, OK (918) 295-8855
The Tulsa State Fair is Oklahoma’s premier family event with a mission to preserve our heritage and continue tradition by creating an enriching educational experience, while providing fun family entertainment.
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