100 years ago, this area was known as Black Wall Street. Then it came to a heartbreaking end

May 16, 2021 at 15:38

Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street " explores the history of Black Wall Street and the violent events of 1921 that resulted in the slaughter of hundreds of African American residents in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The district was founded by Black men and women -- many of whom were descendants of slaves -- and it became known as Black Wall Street.
Black Wall Street had been burned to the ground.
Laying the foundationThe foundations of the Greenwood District and Black Wall Street were built in the 1830s, when African-Americans first migrated to Oklahoma.
The birth of Black Wall StreetIt all started with 40 acres and a grocery store.
Simon Berry started a jitney service that catered to Greenwood's Black community, who were barred from using White taxi services.
Hide Caption 1 of 8 Photos: Meet 9 entrepreneurs who shaped Black Wall Street Simon Berry – Simon Berry started a jitney service that catered to Greenwood's Black community, which was barred from using other taxi services.
Hide Caption 2 of 8 Photos: Meet 9 entrepreneurs who shaped Black Wall Street John D. Mann – John D. Mann and his brothers, McKinley and and his brothers, McKinley and O.
Hide Caption 5 of 8 Photos: Meet 9 entrepreneurs who shaped Black Wall Street Edward P. McCabe – E.P.
Hide Caption 7 of 8 Photos: Meet 9 entrepreneurs who shaped Black Wall Street Mabel B.
According to Turner and Culver, the goal of the fundraiser is to "rebuild the North Tulsa community one business and one job at a time."
That is what allowed it to grow and become the Black Wall Street of America," said Hill.
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