Black Wall Street
How many of you have heard of Black Wall Street? It was an affluent, thriving Black community made up of doctors, business owners, and other well-to-do professionals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This piece of American history has been all but forgotten, and left out of history books. So has the story of the massacre that occured on Memorial Day, May 20 in 1921.
Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell writes in the Chicago Defender,
For the past 75 years, the riot had remained Tulsa's shameful, unspeakable secret....
The savage massacre of 'Black Wall Street' in Tulsa, OK, was more heartless than any blood-thirsty lynching in the South, and more ruthless than the random slaughter of thousands in race riots of the North.
It's a horrible story of domestic terrorism, and I've only recently learned about the story.
READ ABOUT IT HERE
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