In 1921, Tulsa was considered the “Oil Capital of the World,” and the black community was among the most prosperous in the nation. The Greenwood section of town was known both as “Little Africa” and as “The Black Wall Street.”
12 hours that shaped the lives of so many people happened from May 31 1921 to June 1, 1921 in an affluent black neighborhood of Tulsa Oklahoma.
12 hours was all it took to destroy a thriving community of African American Entrepreneurs and the lives of over 3000 African American men women and children.
Have you ever kicked back and asked yourself “Why are African Americans in such a horrible state. Why is it so hard for me?” To know this you have to look back into your history. Some people believe that we should no longer blame history for our short commings and slavery is over. The African Americans fight was not over when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation back on 09/22/18. Our problems only began on that date.
Before the Black Holocost, Tuslsa was a thriving community with affulent African Americans. A well organized business oriented community, who took their opportunities as free men and created a movement amongst their people. They created a utopia for the entreprenear and because of their well structured community the dollar circulated within their community 36 to 100 times taking almost a year before it reached the hand of someone out side of black wall street.
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