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Old 12-05-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Can anyone tell me first hand what happened to Black Wall St?
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me first hand what happened to Black Wall St?
Here you go: Black Wall Street Tulsa History 1830 to 1921- blackwallstreet.org (http://blackwallstreet.org/bwshistory/bwstulsa1830-1921.a.htm - broken link)
Burning of Greenwood, Oklahoma - The Black Wall Street
Tulsa race riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black wall street A Dream Lost pt.1
Black Holocaust in America
Black Wall Street
The Tulsa Race Riot

Also, it is interestingly ironic as THE Wall Street was actually built up by slaves in New York City as it was the northern most part of then the new Amsterdam colony. Hence, a fortress that was built to defend the colony: Wall Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/PDFs...ew_Yorkers.pdf (By the way, NY had slavery until 1827)
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Old 12-06-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Here you go: Black Wall Street Tulsa History 1830 to 1921- blackwallstreet.org (http://blackwallstreet.org/bwshistory/bwstulsa1830-1921.a.htm - broken link)
Burning of Greenwood, Oklahoma - The Black Wall Street
Tulsa race riot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black wall street A Dream Lost pt.1
Black Holocaust in America
Black Wall Street
The Tulsa Race Riot

Also, it is interestingly ironic as THE Wall Street was actually built up by slaves in New York City as it was the northern most part of then the new Amsterdam colony. Hence, a fortress that was built to defend the colony: Wall Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.slaveryinnewyork.org/PDFs...ew_Yorkers.pdf (By the way, NY had slavery until 1827)
Thank you this was very informative and also very sad
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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My mom used to tell me about this, It's sad that more people don't know about this.
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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My mom used to tell me about this, It's sad that more people don't know about this.
True and there are other areas that have a similar history of such success that many people don't know about. Here's some examples: Durham, NC - City of Medicine
History Blackbottom (http://blackbottom.org/communities/blackbottom/history/ - broken link)
Black Bottom & Paradise Valley The Forgotten Legacy - Filestube Video Search (http://video.filestube.com/video,511e8865d2fa429103e9.html - broken link)
detnews.com | Michigan History
Milwaukee's Bronzeville: 1900-1950 - Local Stories - Wisconsin Historical Society Online Store
Douglas, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hill District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Constitution/Urban CNY News online edition , Syracuse's black community captured in photos | Metro Voices - syracuse.com
African-American History

and many more once thriving Black neighborhoods and communities across the country that fell off due to "urban renewal" and/or riots.

Here's an interesting site about Black history in the Western and Central NY region: African American History of Western New York
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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True and there are other areas that have a similar history of such success that many people don't know about. Here's some examples: Durham, NC - City of Medicine
History Blackbottom (http://blackbottom.org/communities/blackbottom/history/ - broken link)
Black Bottom & Paradise Valley The Forgotten Legacy - Filestube Video Search (http://video.filestube.com/video,511e8865d2fa429103e9.html - broken link)
detnews.com | Michigan History
Milwaukee's Bronzeville: 1900-1950 - Local Stories - Wisconsin Historical Society Online Store
Douglas, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hill District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Constitution/Urban CNY News online edition , Syracuse's black community captured in photos | Metro Voices - syracuse.com
African-American History

and many more once thriving Black neighborhoods and communities across the country that fell off due to "urban renewal" and/or riots.

Here's an interesting site about Black history in the Western and Central NY region: African American History of Western New York

WOW...thanks for the link. I didn't know about most of these, very, very, very sad. Good look on the info
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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My mother's mother was a white girl from Oklahoma. She remembered the Tulsa riots, hence I may have heard about them before they were as talked about generally, and for her it caused a strong disdain for anything racist. My maternal grandmother had many faults and problems, but that is an admirable thing about her. She'd cry or get angry if her kids even called chocolate candies by the racist names then commonly used for them. (It's hard to imagine now but in the 40s to early 50s some restaurants had racist names like "Coon", with a black caricature rather than a raccoon, as logos)
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Can anyone tell me first hand what happened to Black Wall St?

It was burn down by a white mob because a young black man was accused of sexually harassing a white woman in the elevator. I think she accused him of rape, but I believe it was a lie. Greenwood(Black Wall St.) was probably the wealthiest neighborhood in Tulsa at that time. I do know it was a place where a lot of black businesses were concentrated. Kind of like a Chinatown, except having a high amount of affluent black people.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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WOW...thanks for the link. I didn't know about most of these, very, very, very sad. Good look on the info
Here's another example in Canada with a Black community with American ties: Africville: Expropriating Black Nova Scotians | CBC Archives
Africville, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stolen From Africville - Broken Homes, Broken Hearts - A Documentary from Stolen From Africa & MutescreamZ Mentaltainment
Africville – The Spirit Lives On

By the way, Nova Scotia has had Black communities that go back to the Revolutionary War, with many of the Black folks coming from states like SC, MD, NY, MA, GA and other east coast states, as well as the Caribbean.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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It was burn down by a white mob because a young black man was accused of sexually harassing a white woman in the elevator. I think she accused him of rape, but I believe it was a lie. Greenwood(Black Wall St.) was probably the wealthiest neighborhood in Tulsa at that time. I do know it was a place where a lot of black businesses were concentrated. Kind of like a Chinatown, except having a high amount of affluent black people.
It is very similiar to rosewood in florida
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