Prominent business men of BLACK WALL STREET – (TULSA).
“The next time you’re wondering why African-Americans don’t economically support each other. Remember that Tulsa, Oklahoma was the first city in history to experience aerial bomb attacks from its own government.”
Greenwood is a neighborhood in #Tulsa, Oklahoma. It’s noted as one of the most successful and wealthiest African-American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century.
At this time the dollar circulated 36 to 1000 times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the community of Tulsa. In 1995 it was stated that the dollar left the Black community in 15 minutes.
Greenwood was home to several prominent Black businessmen, many of them multimillionaires and six of whom owned their own planes. There were also thriving churches, schools, grocery stores, clothing stores, barbershops, newspapers, and much more. #africanamerican #diaspora #history #photooftheday #bomb #iamweblog # (at Tulsa, Oklahoma)