Thursday, September 06, 2012

Black Wall Street

Greenwood,a prominent African American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900’s known as the Negro Wall Street, is now remembered as the Black Wall Street.  Greenwood was home to more than 10,000 African Americans in one of the most successful concentrated African American communities in America. The Greenwood community had their own grocery and clothing stores and shops along with doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Black Wall Street was also home to two African American newspapers, “The Tulsa Star” and “The Oklahoma Sun”. May 31, 1921 marked the date of one of the worst race riots in history. Reports reveal that up to 300 were killed and 8000 left homeless, destroying the entire Greenwood community..

Tanya Free and Friends Radio pays tribute to the African Americans of Greenwood, Oklahoma, the “Black Wall Street.



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