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Tulsa Works To Restore Entrepreneurial Spirit Of ‘Black Wall Street’

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AFRICANGLOBE - Now, nearly 100 years after white mobs burned down Tulsa’s Greenwood district and murdered many of its residents, local leaders are working to teach the community about Greenwood’s prosperous past and recapture its entrepreneurial spirit. Gurley and Stradford literally laid the groundwork for what would become known as Black Wall Street by purchasing undeveloped land in Tulsa and building commercial spaces and housing.

1 Of The Last Survivors Of 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Dies...

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AFRICANGLOBE - One of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, one of the worst race riots in U.S. history, has died at age 103. Olivia Hooker was 6 years old when the late-spring riot destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood that had been known as “Black Wall Street.” She told National Public Radio in an interview this year that she hid under a table as a mob of torch-carrying white people destroyed her family’s home.

Little Africa: Historical Lesson From the “Black Wall Street”

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African history month is dedicated to the Motherland and Diaspora's history, and every month has a different theme, and " Little Africa " will...
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