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Black Wallstreet Pt 1 Of 2

Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the “Greenwood Area”- came to be a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently described as “The Black Wall Street of America,” the Greenwood District brought in pioneers from around America which looked for new chances as well as fresh difficulties. Lawful partition forced blacks to do business amongst themselves. The Greenwood district prospered as bucks distributed within the black area. However concern as well as jealousy swelled in the higher Tulsa community. The supposed attack of a white woman by a black man set off unmatched civil restlessness. The worst riot in American past history, the Tulsa Race Riot pf 1921 damaged individuals, residential property, hopes, as well as fantasizes. Hundreds of folks passed away or were wounded. Property harm ran into the millions. The Greenwood District burned to the ground. Ever brave, the Greenwood District leaders rebuilt and also far better compared to ever before. By 1942, some 242 businesses called the Greenwood area home. Having experienced decline in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, the location is now poised for yet an additional renaissance. Black Commercial talks with the victory of the human spirit.

Black Wallstreet Pt 1 Of 2

Maat Hotep


Taq'uee Hicks, The Peaceful Black Warrior

46 thoughts on “Black Wallstreet Pt 1 Of 2

  1. Russell Bailey

    The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. ~ Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast) proverb

  2. Chris Alexander

    It is only a stupid cow that rejoices at the prospect of being taken to a beautiful abattoir. ~African Proverb

  3. Deborah Coleman

    A chicken with beautiful plumage does not sit in a corner. ~African Proverb

  4. Justin Walker

    She is beautiful; she has love, understands; she respects herself and others; everyone likes, loves and honors her; she is a goddess. ~African Proverb

  5. Alice Lewis

    Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. ~ Ghanaian proverb

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