The Greenwood Center for Cultural Heritage was established with the purpose of preserving African-American heritage and promote positive images of the black community by providing educational and cultural experiences; promoting intercultural exchange; and encouraging cultural tourism.
Most notably, the museum is dedicated to the history and legacy of the Black Wall Street era, including the 1921 attack on Greenwood known as the Tulsa Race Riot, and the eventual resurgence of the Greenwood District in the months and years following the tragedy.
In 2019, the GCCH opened the Greenwood Historic District Film Festival including the Oscar Micheaux classic, Trust in the Law!, set to a new recording of the original score performed by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Trust in the Law! is screened four times daily in GCCH’s Legacy Theater with state-of-the-art, FDTA-approved projection technology made possible by a grant from Trieu Industries.
- There is a real museum in Tulsa, OK called the Greenwood Cultural Center, which shares the same mission as Greenwood Center for Cultural Heritage.