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The Ghosts of Greenwood Past

Tulsa Oklahoma riots 1921

The Ghosts of Greenwood Past A Walk Down Black Wall Street BLACK WALL STREET: HIGHLIGHTS  The Greenwood District, a prosperous African American entrepreneurial community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early twentieth century, became known as the “Negro Wall Street” or “Black Wall Street.”  A sensationalized encounter between two teenagers, an African American boy and a white girl, triggered the 1921 ... Read More »

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