Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke on the Senate floor in remembrance of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre as we approach May 31, 2019, the 98th anniversary of the tragic two-day event that devastated Tulsas Greenwood District, once known as Black Wall Street
, and resulted in the deaths of as many as 300 people and the near-complete destruction of the community and surrounding areas.
I (https://afam.clas.ufl.edu/2018/02/13/dr-vincent-adejumo-wins-teacher-of-the-year-award/) teach a class at the University of Florida called "Black Wall Street
," in which we explore the issue of capitalism as it pertains to African-Americans and examine historical data on income and wealth.
Having started as a small settlement, it was to grow into a thriving black town within a town, and was referred to as 'the Black Wall Street
Her father had been an owner of a department store in the community of Greenwood, a center of commerce known as Black Wall Street
. When the mob marched on Greenwood, burning houses and shooting people in the street, her mother hid her and her siblings under a big oak dining-room table as their home was being ransacked.
Wilder is referencing Black Wall Street
, a thriving area of Tulsa, Oklahoma which featured a string of black businesses until it was razed to the ground in the race riots of 1921.
cities with 30,000 residents or more to submit proposals for temporary public art projects that address civic issues and demonstrate an ability to generate public-private collaborations, celebrate creativity and urban identity and strengthen local economies.<br />"As the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre approaches, we want to partner with community stakeholders and engaged citizens to tell the story of Black Wall Street
," said Tulsa Mayor G.T.
Essays include vivid accounts of resistance in the workplace like the Ludlow miner's strike and organizing at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, as well as broader pieces on cultural figures like Woody Guthrie, Black Wall Street
in Tulsa, OK, and the fight for the eight-hour day.
It disregards the Black Panther movement in the 1970s, robs the Black Wall Street
and Haitian revolution of its former glory, and attempts to dismantle the discussions of present day activists.
- Role of Innovation on Black Wall Street
- Kimberly Moore, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
We went to the Gilcrease Museum, a wonderful museum of Native American art and artifacts, and we also saw an exhibition about "the Black Wall Street
of America" at the Greenwood Cultural Center, based on the 1921 race riots in Tulsa that reduced more than 1,000 homes, 23 churches and lots of African American businesses to ashes.
Tulsa's "Black Wall Street
" and the African Burial Ground in New York City).
Ross was also the journalist who uncovered the truth of the infamous Tulsa Race Riot of 1921--the firestorm that destroyed 35 square blocks of America's Black Wall Street
and later paved the way for urban renewal and then a highway to be built right in the middle of a historically Black neighborhood.