February 5, 2008

"Black Wall Street"

This was the name given to Greenwood Ave in North Tulsa Oklahoma during the 1900s.  Blacks at this time developed a complete separate business district and community, which soon become prosperous and legendary. The business district was so successful that Booker T. Washington gave them the original name "Negro Wall Street." On 31 MAY 1921 the successful district was completely destroyed by one of the worse race riots in US history. Checkout the following videos for more information: Tulsa Race Riot Part 1 and Tulsa Race Riot Part 2.

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