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9 Entrepreneurs Who Helped Build Tulsa’s Black Wall Street | History.com

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Before the Tulsa Race Massacre, the city’s African American district thrived as a community of business leaders and visionaries.

 

—  BY, ALEXIS CLARK

As more is learned about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, including the discovery of mass graves, the stories of the African Americans who turned the city’s Greenwood district into “Black Wall Street” are equally as revealing. Before a white mob decimated 35 blocks of a thriving community, African Americans had migrated to Tulsa, pooling their resources and building wealth to create successful businesses amid Jim Crow discrimination.

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1921 Ocoee Massacre, Race Massacre, Black History, African American History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT, TRYB,

 

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