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This blog will be about the economic re-development of North Tulsa and the recovery of Black Wall Street. It will focus on the affluence of Black Wall Street prior to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. It will also explore how the Greenwood District has rebuilt itself since. It will feature stories of businesses that …

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Black Tech Street: The Rebirth of Greenwood’s Black Wall Street

It’s an exciting time for Tulsa! Tulsa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is becoming a forerunner in tech. Greenwood native Tyrance Billingsley II, inspired by Black Wall Street’s innovation in the early 1900’s, has founded a new initiative called “Black Tech Street“. Currently, less than 30% of the tech industry are people of color and Billingsley is passionate …

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Fire In Little Africa: Tulsa HipHop Artists Create Album Commemorating the 1921 massacre

2021 is a special year because it commemorates the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. As part of remembering the legacy of Black Wall Street, known as “Little Africa” in the 1920’s, and the injustice affected against it that fateful days of May 31st and June 1st, 1921, a group of hiphop artists have …

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Black Artists of Tulsa

Today I visited the Greenwood District, found in downtown Tulsa right beside the Arts District. At the heart of the Greenwood District lies Black Wall Street, located on Archer & Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Black Wall Street has historically been known for the success of black-owned businesses in the early 1900s, and the tragedy of …

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Black History Month: Featuring Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMda6z0jRW8 February means it’s Black History Month! Check out this video my fellow classmates at Oral Roberts University made to highlight Tulsa’s Black Wall Street. https://www.youtube.com/embed/htbG2GwBKd8 The Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma was the most affluent concentration of African-Americans in the early 1900’s. It was filled with black-owned businesses, including doctor and lawyer practices, nightclubs, hotels, cafes, …

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