Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riot [[MORE]] The riot began over a Memorial Day weekend after a young black man was accused of raping a young white female elevator operator at a commercial building....

Aftermath of the Tulsa Race Riot [[MORE]] The riot began over a Memorial Day weekend after a young black man was accused of raping a young white female elevator operator at a commercial building....

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.

Tulsa race riot

Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice

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.

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. SMH

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. SMH

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

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

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.

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)

REASONS WHY THE OKLAHOMA TULSA RACE RIOT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED

5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

REASONS WHY THE OKLAHOMA TULSA RACE RIOT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED

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