In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

In the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, business

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors  Atlanta Race Riot (1906); Greenwood , Tulsa, Oklahoma “Black Wall Street” (May 31 – June 1, 1921); Chicago Race Riots (1919); Rosewood Massacre (1923); Washington, D.C. Race Riots (1919); Knoxville, Tennessee Race Riots (1919); New York City Draft Riot (1863); The East St. Louis Massacre (1917) …  *And plenty of more acts of terror since then!! Who's the (real) terrorist???! -#realhistory

Detroit race riot 1943 Rioters began stopping trolley cars and abducting black patrons who were given a swift, unconditional beating

Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood before and after the 1921 riot.    (Photo: via Zinn Education Project)

Tula's Greenwood before and after the race riot (real photos). My great grandmother didn't live too far from that street.

Black Wall Street - home to many prominent black businessmen and location of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, a large-scale, racially motivated conflict in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

The intersection of Fillmore and Post Streets, looking towards Geary and the Fillmore Theater, late (David Johnson/Harlem of the West)

Buck Colbert Franklin is known as the lawyer who won the court victory for black residents after the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots. Franklin was born in 1879 and was named after his grandfather, who had been a slave of a Chickasaw family in Oklahoma. After completing his studies, he opened up his law practice in the predominately white …

Buck Colbert Franklin is known as the lawyer who won the court victory for black residents after the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots. Franklin was born in 1879 and.

“What was the first American city attacked from the air? Tulsa, the black district, 1921.” Text hand-written on photo from the Tulsa “Race Riot” (read: massacre) says: “CAPTURED NEGROS ON WAY TO CONVENTION HALL— DURING TULSA RACE RIOT JUNE 1st 1921.]

liquornspice: “ [Image Description: Text on top reads: “What was the first American city attacked from the air? Tulsa, the black district, Text hand-written on photo from the Tulsa “Race Riot”.

▶ Black Wall Street:The Hidden American Holocaust - YouTube

MSM once reported that the bombing of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma federal building was the most tragic bombing ever to take place on United States soil. I beg to differ. Eighty-eight years ag…

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - Two days of riot precipitated by the Ku Klux Klan to run the wealthiest Black district in the US out of town. The National Guard was brought in on June 1 at noon arresting Blacks and bombs were dropped by 6 aircraft leveling 600 businesses, killing many people. The KKK watched the city burning from a distance. Documents surrounding the incident are hard to find. Military force was used with racial motivation to exterminate. Search for "Black Wallstreet"

Tulsa Race Riots - In June, Tulsa's Greenwood District was burned to the ground by an angry white mob. Hart Mysteries and Thrillers (via Julie Nierenberg)

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 – a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

"Humiliation - Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 -- One of the places you can visit in Tulsa is a park that is a memorial to those who died and suffered from what some consider the worst "civil disturbance" in American history.

John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, memorializes the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the worst civil disturbance in American History.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 1, 1921.  The Greenwood District ("the Negro Wall Street") and residential areas were burned to the ground by white supremacists. Over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals; an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, and 35 city blocks [1,256 homes] burned. The official count of the dead was 36, but estimates of Black fatalities have been up to about 300.

knowledgeequalsblackpower: “ In Tulsa, Oklahoma’s “Black Wallstreet” on the evening of May 31 a race riot erupts. “ “During one of the worst race riots in American history, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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