Black Wall Street: From Massacre to Revival

Wednesday 14 June

Learn from history of an example of what Black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective.

 

The Tulsa Race Massacre took place over 31 May – 1 June 1921. It was the worst race massacre in the history of the United States; however, most people have never heard of it. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1921, in less than 24 hours the prosperous African-American section of Greenwood, also known as “Black Wall Street,” was completely destroyed. An estimated 300 were killed and over 10,000 people displaced, as a 42 square block area of their homes and businesses were burned to the ground by a white mob that had been deputized by the sheriff.

In this presentation, historian and Financial Educator Charmaine Simpson will share this example of what Black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective. Principles of cooperative economics, wealth building, and Black business development will be addressed, along with the TRUTH about what happened to the people who had their wealth stolen and their story buried for over 100 years.

During the Q&A we will discuss Black Economic Empowerment and Black Wall Street in relation to the Black community in the UK. Black Wall Street is a template for Black Economic Development and Empowerment. Can we resurrect the ideas of Black Wall Street and create our own Black Wall Streets in the 21st and 22nd centuries?

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