Black Wall Street
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Honoring the legacy
of Black Wall Street
In 1921, Greenwood was a vibrant, prosperous community built by and for Black people in the city of Tulsa. With affordable housing, excellent schooling, a wealth of entrepreneurs and jobs, a thriving music scene, beautiful places of worship, and well-used networks of neighborly care, Greenwood became a beacon of hope and possibility for Black communities in America.
Greenwood’s beacon was so bright, in fact, that the business district was nicknamed “Black Wall Street”.
A beacon is
The promise of Greenwood did not go unnoticed, and domestic terrorists waited for an opportunity to lash out.
May 31, 1921 saw mobs of white domestic terrorists carry out a large-scale, racially-motivated attack on Greenwood. The terrorists murdered hundreds of people, shattered and displaced dozens of families by setting fire to their homes and businesses, leaving only bricks and cinders of Black Wall Street.
Through their financial commitments, our members collectively commemorate this unprecedented event in American history and provide crucial support for festival.
Join a dynamic community of Black-owned businesses in championing our festival.
Discover the untold history of Black Wall Street
The 1921 a Wall Street Massacre was largely ignored by mainstream media and omitted from history books for decades. Only in recent years have efforts been made to acknowledge and address the impact of the massacre on the Black community and to seek justice and reparations.
For more information about the Black Wall Street Massacre and how to support the descendants of the victims, visit the following organizations’ websites:
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Christy'a Sports Bar
Greater Foods Group dba McDonald's
J. P. Franklin Funeral Home
Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Twenty First Century Child Development Ctr.
Sugar Spice & Everything Ice
Big Moe's Wings
Live and Let Live Barbershop
Fellowship at the Loop
Lady J Pancake Bakery
Int. Assoc. of Black Firefighters
Tracy Lynn Jewelry
BADwraps INCarcerated/ Sublime Sol.
CHIPS Learning Services
Johnson Grisham Insurance Company
Key Bonding Company
Mr. T's Barbershop
Mary Walker Foundation
Off The Grill w/Chef Q
H & H Car Care
Chattanooga Black Pages
Brusters's Ice Cream
Herman's Soul Food
Chambers Welding & Fabrication Co
Green Bean Coffee Co
Duncan Sculpture & Services