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Keno Lucas II To Perform Single Black Wall Street at Event Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots
Thursday, 10 February 2011 13:24

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12-Year Old Kid Entrepreneur To Perform Single Black Wall Street at Event Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots

What: Keno Lucas II Co-Founder of The KENO (Kid Entrepreneurs Need Opportunities) Micro-Fund will perform the song Black Wall Street at the Atlanta screening of the film Before They Die! Twelve-year old Lucas will dedicate his performance to108-year old Bishop Charles Otis, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Riots.  Otis will be honored at the event. 

Prior to the 1921 race riots in Tulsa, OK, the African American community thrived economically.  The great entrepreneurial successes of blacks in the region gave it the name, Black Wall Street. Lucas hopes to motivate his generation to chart a prosperous future by understanding the achievements of the past.

The screening will also include a panel discussion led by renowned Harvard Professor Charles J. Ogletree.

The KENO Fund will be selling copies of the CD with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the survivors of the Tulsa race riots of 1921.

Who: Keno Lucas II - 12 Year-old Kid Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the KENO Micro-Fund

Charles J. Ogletree - Harvard Professor

Bishop Otis Clark - Oldest Living Survivor of the Tulsa Race Riots

Reggie Turner - Director, Before They Die!

When: Friday, February 11, 2011 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30

Where: Morehouse College - The Emma and Joe Adams Concert Hall in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

Cost: Free to the public. Used cell phones will be accepted to contribute to the

Answer the Call campaign that collects used cell phones for refurbishing and recycling. Proceeds from the Answer the Call campaign go to the Tulsa Project, Inc. for the benefit of the Survivors.

Interviews: Keno Lucas II and Adrienne Lance Lucas are available for interviews Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – Friday, February 11, 2011 in advance of the performance and immediately following the event.

About The KENO Micro-Fund – Twelve-year old Kid Entrepreneur Keno Lucas II and his mother, Atlanta businesswoman Adrienne Lance Lucas founded the KENO Micro-Fund.  The organization fosters, grows and nurtures businesses formed by kid entrepreneurs.  Team KENO believes that when young people have a real and applicable understanding of financial literacy, legacy wealth creation, and business stewardship, they can change the world for good.  For more information visit http://www.kenofund.com.

About The Film Before They Die! – Before They Die! is a film chronicling the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and their quest for justice.  It is produced by Mportant Films, LLC and directed by Reggie Turner.  For more information on the film visit http://www.beforetheydiemovie.com.

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