Black Wall Street is a monthly event in which Black Excellence will shine through the windows and bring positive light to the Urban Community. (I am part of this event, but I meant to share the meaning with some when you hear about the event Black Wall Street) (I’ll have to get back to you when it closes and opens.)
Opens: March 4 Closes: ?
Black Wall Street was a community of black owned businesses in Tulsa, OK in the earlier 1900s. It thrived and was one of the best economies of its time. It composed of 600 businesses, 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, 2 movie theaters, 6 private airplanes, 1 hospital, and it’s very own school system. However, with no misfortune in sight “Black Wall Street” became a threat to its Caucasian neighbors and big business in that area. So over a period of 12 hours it was bombed, rioted, and looted by the Klu Klux Klan and other racist sympathizers. Thus ending the once thriving area.
Black Wall Street’s Purpose
The original concept in the 1900s was prosperous but unfortunately it ended in chaos. Unlike the past, we will not relive the destructive pattern of those who sought to destroy the original Black Wall Street. We believe that in order to build something, you do not have to bring someone else down in the process. You can continue to rise up and create something that is equally meaningful with dignity and integrity. We want peace and hope. Furthermore, we do not seek to grow by using hate or jealousy. With the support of each other and we will rise with a pure heart in Black Excellence!