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Phil Armstrong

Phil Armstrong

Interim Executive Director
Greenwood Rising

A native of Ohio, Phil Armstrong has made Tulsa his home for more than 20 years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron.

Phil has a varied background working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. In 2019 he 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.

Phil has been actively engaged in the Tulsa community by serving on several non-profit boards, most notably Barthelmes School for Music, Community Service Council, Reading Partners of Tulsa, and past board chair of the Greenwood Cultural Center. In July 2021, he transitioned into a new role as interim executive director of Greenwood Rising.

MuseumNext Digital Summit
Monday, 6th June 2022

Greenwood Rising and the Ethics of Immersion

How can creators share difficult truths in the most powerful way possible? How can they include communities in the process of developing and sharing work? What are digital and interactive media producers’ responsibilities when interpreting the lived experience of real people and true stories? These are questions the Local Projects’ team tackled head-on during our time designing Greenwood Rising, a history center about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre. Through the innovative interaction of interactive digital media and real-world set design, we wove a complex narrative tapestry capturing the beginnings, tribulations, and triumphs of the Greenwood District.

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Phil Armstrong