Communications & Public Affairs
May 25, 2021

Contact: State Rep. Jason Lowe
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Black Caucus Chair Welcomes President Biden’s Support, Visit

OKLAHOMA CITY — The chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement today in response to the news that President Joe Biden is coming to Tulsa to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

“I am appreciative of President Biden’s support of the historic Greenwood District, and I appreciate his understanding of the significance of the centennial commemoration of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre,” said Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Tulsa. “100 years ago, racism and hatred took away lives and generational wealth from Black Oklahomans. As Americans, we can no longer allow ourselves to gloss over the uncomfortable parts of our history, but instead, we must confront them. Having a U.S. President come and participate in the centennial is a great step in that direction, especially one like President Biden who has shown a willingness to have the hard conversations we so desperately need to have.”