Founders Jay and Ernestine Morrison and the Tulsa Real Estate Fund Hosts Historic 5-Day Grand Opening of The Legacy Center, an Economic Empowerment Hub

Ernestine Morrison (Co-Founder – Legacy Center), Jay Morrison (Co-Founder – Legacy Center), Deanna Holiday Ingraham (Mayor – City of East Point) presented a Proclamation and declared January 8th as Legacy Center Day.
Photo Credit: Donna Permell

The state-of-the-art Legacy Center aka “The Black House” is owned free and clear by more than 9,600 community investment partners and located in the heart of East Point, Georgia’s Opportunity Zone

Opening Festivities for phase one of The Legacy Center also known as The Black House kicked-off on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The Grand Opening Celebration include remarks by Investor, Activist Tamika Mallory. Commemorating the 6th Anniversary of the Jay Morrison Academy, graduates shared their experiences of working and growing under Jay Morrison’s tutelage. A bevy of East Point City Council members and South Fulton Chamber of Commerce were all on hand to support this community endeavor. Dr. Jamal H. Bryant, Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church blessed the historic grounds with a soul stirring prayer on which The Legacy Center followed by the raising of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund Flag. East Point’s Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham presented Jay and Ernestine Morrison with a Proclamation from the city and declared January 8 as “Legacy Center Day”.

The Legacy Center exists to bridge the generational wealth gap and will provide mentorship programs, and premium educational services. Our goal is to not only house your business, but to provide empowerment and cultivate your legacy. We are committed to helping our community define, build and grow. Our Legacy Starts here at The Legacy Center,” said founder Jay Morrison.

[From L-R] Maceo Rodgers (City of East Point, Director of Economic Development), Erin Rodgers (City of East Point), Thomas Calloway (Councilman – City of East Point), Joshua Butler (Councilman – City of East Point), Karen Rene’ (Councilwoman – City of East Point), Ernestine Morrison (Co-Founder – Legacy Center), Jay Morrison (Founder – Legacy Center), Myron Cook (Councilman – City of East Point), Kim Schofield (Georgia House of Representatives), Merlin Knight (South Fulton Chamber of Commerce), Richard Rose (President – NAACP Atlanta)  
Photo Credit: Donna Permell

Thousands of men, women, and children from all walks of life came to East Point eager to participate in the historic 5-Day Grand Opening of The Legacy Center. The programming provided the opportunity for all to learn, network, and celebrate the community empowering Legacy Center. Grand Opening week had something for everyone from the guided tours of the 30 square foot facility to the free financial gameplans from the qualified wealth advisors and more. 

Co-Founder and Wealth Education Expert Jay Morrison led 3 life-changing master classes which included the Flip Your Taxes Masterclass, Life Insurance & Net Worth Masterclass, and the signature Corner Class. Evening programs included a motivating Vision Board Party hosted by founders Jay and Ernestine Morrison. The All Black Kickback at the Black House with music by Bryan Michael Cox, 9 time Grammy Award Winner was the attendees favorite event. The Grand Opening Festivities ended with a Brunch & Ball and attendees sharing moments that mattered most to them from the week and tangible legacy building strategies they are looking forward to implementing.

About The Legacy Center

The Legacy Center is the first acquisition of the historic African American founded and managed real estate crowdfunding source, the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. This magnificent economic empowerment hub houses a contemporary co-working space equipped with cutting edge technology, including app digital access control entry for members. In addition to the co-working membership model, The Legacy Center brings exciting wealth and financial services, education classes, curated events and meetups to an underserved community. Leaning heavily on the Tulsa Oklahoma Black Wallstreet philosophy of group economics, The Legacy Center exists as a result of the largest economic galvanization of members of the African American community in modern history.

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