The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street
Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s?
The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses!
What was the story of this great Black achievement?
What happened to all of this?
In this inspiring lecture essay, Robin Walker, addresses these questions.