Black Tulsa business leader and husband killed

The Associated Press - July 9, 2022 8:27 am

Sherry Gamble Smith, pictured with husband Martin, was found dead on Wednesday morning. (Sherry Gamble Smith / Facebook)

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — Police say a Black business leader and community activist, who joined Tulsa civic leaders in fighting the previous President’s plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth in a city known as the site of one of the nation’s deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks, has been killed in what police describe as a domestic incident at her home.

Police answering a call on Wednesday about a reported death in a home in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby found Sherry Gamble Smith dead and husband Martin Everett Smith wounded. Martin Smith died later at a hospital. Police were still investigating what happened on Thursday.

Sherry Gamble Smith was president of the Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce.


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