Black History Month- Black Wall Street

The Understanding of Dee

So, this is Black history month, I want to take the time to educate myself and my family. Today we are learning more about Black Wall Street. Its said that we are omitted from America’s history books. So I want to take the time to enlighten you, while I enlighten myself.

Black Wall Street, 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 two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a…

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