Tulsa race riot - The traditionally black district of Greenwood in Tulsa had a commercial district so prosperous that it was known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"). Blacks had created their own businesses and services in their enclave, including several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. Black professionals—doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy—served the community.

Tulsa race riot - The traditionally black district of Greenwood in Tulsa had a commercial district so prosperous that it was known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"). Blacks had created their own businesses and services in their enclave, including several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. Black professionals—doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy—served the community.

On June 1, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot ends. The wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District (also known as “Black Wall Street”), is completely destroyed.

On June 1, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot ends. The wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District (also known as “Black Wall Street”), is completely destroyed.

Deliberate destruction of an African American community: A 1921 race riot in Oklahoma

Deliberate destruction of an African American community: A 1921 race riot in Oklahoma

Women and children digging through the rubble after the Tulsa Race Riot (Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.) (Why you should teach about this little taught race riot in 1921)

Women and children digging through the rubble after the Tulsa Race Riot (Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.) (Why you should teach about this little taught race riot in 1921)

The Tulsa massacre These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

The Tulsa massacre These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as the Black Wall Street and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as the Black Wall Street and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

Tulsa race riot

Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice

Tulsa race riot - 1921 Black Wall street burned to the ground by an angry mob. Lessons to teach our children. History often repeats itself... Time will tell.

Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice

Tulsa race riot - 1921 Black Wall street burned to the ground by an angry mob. Lessons to teach our children. History often repeats itself... Time will tell.

Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot - Speak Out - Joliet, IL Patch

Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot

Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot - Speak Out - Joliet, IL Patch

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