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Tulsa Race Massacre Prayer Room

February 1 - June 1, 2021 / Sunday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm / Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 5:00 pm


Welcome to the Tulsa Race Massacre Prayer Room at First Baptist Tulsa. Its purpose is to provide a place for our church and our community to explore the history of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and to prayerfully oppose the sin of racism in our world, in our churches and in our heart. The room contains six stations, four of which provide you an opportunity for prayer. You will find the station numbers designated on the floor in front of each wall. The amount of time you spend in the prayer room is up to you. We recommend 20-30 minutes. But please don’t rush! Take time to explore what you find and to encounter the living God who loves all people he created.

Parking & Location

Parking is free in the lot at 5th Street and Detroit Avenue in the spaces marked "FBC". The prayer room is located across from the worship center, near the history wall, in the main building--look for a large banner on the railing. Take the stairs or elevator up to the landing to enter the room. Please do not bring food or drinks into the prayer room.

Prayer Room Stations

As you visit each station, listen by clicking on the buttons below: 

Welcome from Pastor Deron Spoo
Station 1
Station 2
Station 3
Station 4
Station 5
Station 6
A Final Word

Thank you for visiting the Tulsa Race Massacre Prayer Room at First Baptist Tulsa. As you entered, you wrote the name of a Race Massacre survivor on a replica green card worn by victims 100 years ago. You are invited to visit:  https://www.jhfcenter.org/1921-race-massacre-survivors to see the face and read the story of your survivor. You will also see a receptacle as you leave. We invite your donations to the Greenwood Rising History Center. First Baptist Tulsa will match total contributions up to $5,000 for this important work in our community.

Special thanks to Phil Armstrong, Project Manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, for narrating this prayer room exhibit. For more information on the Centennial Commission, visit Greenwood Rising.

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