It is February, and Envolve celebrates America’s rich African American history. In the early 20th century, the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma was established as The Black Wall Street. With over 300 business and Black led institutions, the Greenwood community thrived. However, in 1921, the Greenwood was burned to the ground by an aggressive force of racial animus.
As dreadful as were the attacks on Black Wall Street, we must always remember that the Greenwood community began to rebuild itself immediately, reestablishing its strength by 1925 and reaching even higher levels of economic prosperity well into the the 1940s.
High-functioning innovative communities and business have been a large part of expanding Black economic empowerment in history and they are just as great of a force today. Check out this article about the emergence of multiple Black Wall Streets in history!
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