Remember & Rise
Join us at Meditations for this month's Business@Lunch, to hear from Philip Keith Armstrong, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission project director, as he presents Remember & Rise. Armstrong develops programs, projects, events and activities to honor and educate the public about the historic event nearly 100 years ago. He focuses on remembering the victims and survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and creating an environment dedicated to sustainable entrepreneurship and heritage tourism within the Tulsa Greenwood District.
Meet Philip Keith Armstrong
Armstrong is an Ohio native but has called Tulsa home now for more than 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Akron. He has a varied background working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business.
In 2019, Armstrong was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission to lead all coordination for fundraising, educational curriculum, economic development initiatives and construction projects, namely, the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center. In July 2021, he transitions into a new role as interim executive director of Greenwood Rising.
Armstrong is active in the community by serving on several non-profit boards. He is a Leadership Tulsa graduate and a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. He also is a talented singer and enjoys singing for several events and organizations around Tulsa.
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