Thursday, January 26, 2012

Black Wall Street



 The Date Was June 1, 1921, 
"BLACK WALLSTREET"

The name fittingly given to one of the most affluent All-BLACK
Communities in America, was bombed from the air and Burned
to the ground by mobs of envious Whites.
In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black
Business District in northern Tulsa lay smoldering -- a model
Community destroyed and a major African-American economic
movement resoundingly defused.





The Night's Carnage left some 3,000 African Americans Dead
and over 600 Successful Businesses Lost.
Among these were 21 Churches, 21 Restaurants, 30 Grocery
Stores and 2 Movie Theaters, plus A Hospital, A Bank,
a Post Office, Libraries, Schools, Law Offices, a half dozen
Private Airplanes and even A Bus System.

As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all
was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with
Ranking City Officials and many other Sympathizers.

The best description of BLACK WALLSTREET, or
Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare
it to a mini - Beverly Hills.


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