Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District

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Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, located in the “Greenwood District”- became frequently referred to as “The Black Wall Street of America”. Legal segregation forced blacks to do business among themselves. As a result, the Greenwood district prospered as dollars circulated within the black community. But fear and jealousy grew…

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