The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street


The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses! Black Wall Street was one of the great economic triumphs of all-time.  It was a time and place in Tulsa, Oklahoma where black people stuck together economically, physically, mentally and spiritually.  It was also a time when economic prosperity was the norm in this small African American community, since black leaders had worked very hard to teach the community ways to build its own wealth and capital without giving it all away, as many of us do today.

 

This information is from financialjuneteenth.com, for more info on the rise and fall of Black Wall Street, click HERE.


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