#BlackHistoryMonth: Black Wall Street

Greenwood was a neighborhood located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was one of the most successful African American communities during the early 1900’s. The area was referred to as “Black Wall Street”. African American’s owned businesses such as, grocery stores, schools, libraries, hospitals, churches, movie theaters, a bank, a post office, restaurants, and more. The Tulsa race riot of 1921 occurred on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a group of white people attacked the community. The wealthiest African American community was burned to the ground. Hundreds of African Americans were injured, hundreds were killed, and thousands were left homeless.

To learn more about Black Wall Street click here.


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