Saturday, August 13, 2022

President and husband of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce found dead

A black couple has been reported dead after being found at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Wednesday morning, according to the Bixby Police Department.

According to independent The couple killed were identified as Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband Martin Everett Smith, Sherry, who was president of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce, was found dead when police officers arrived at the residence.

Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband Martin Everett Smith

Her husband was taken to the hospital in a serious condition before she died later.

Police officials said officers responded to the house near 111 and Mingo after receiving a phone call at 8:05 a.m. and arrived there 6 minutes later at 8:11 a.m.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will assist the Bixby Police Department with the case. They are not looking for any suspects.

“It appears to be domestic in nature but investigations are still underway to determine the timeline and what caused this tragedy,” Seth Adcock Bixby Police Department expressed independent,

Ken LevitaThe George Kaiser Family Foundation, executive director of the Tulsa-area, acknowledged Sherry from his Twitter account.

According to 2 News Oklahoma Freeman Culver, president of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, also confirmed the couple’s death. Since the Black Wall Street Chamber was created in 2018, Smith has been president and chief executive officer. He also founded Tulsa’s Juneteenth Festival, as Public Radio Tulsa reports.

“It’s going to take individuals who worked diligently with him, his children, his family members, other members of the community, who were as passionate about the community as he was about pulling together and his legacy.” had to continue,” longtime friend and pastor Jamal Dyer Told KRMG. “Take the tools and deposits that He has made in our lives and now bring them to fruition.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. There has long since been a history in this country, to make black people’s deaths seem like an accident,or coincidentally insignificant.I don’t believe in coincidence, don’t be so quick as to write this off as domestic.

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