All Eyes On Who Black History Month With Black Wall Street

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In honor of Black History Month AllEyesOnWho and Magazine celebrates the memory by honoring some of the pioneers through out the month of February.

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Black Wall Street – Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the . The riot was one of the most devastating race riots in history and it destroyed the once thriving .
Within five years after the riot, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 60s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other nearby.

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