The Greenwood neighbourhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was a hub for black business and wealth from 1906 to 1921.
Black slavery and the civil war were recent U.S. history. Segregation was in full force and the KKK was re-emerging. But Black Wall Street was booming.
One accusation would lead to an angry white mob storming Greenwood and massacring hundreds of innocent black men, women, and children. The 100th anniversary of this event should be a time for reflecting upon the significance of this event and how we now view it.
Read our full article that tells the story of this almost terrible act of racial violence, The Rise of Black Wall Street and the Race Massacre That Burned It Down.