Economy & Politics

Tulsa Massacre: How Black Wall Street Was Destroyed

It was a golden age for Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cinemas, pharmacies, hairdressers, shops and a vibrant community made up the district in the 1920s. Most of the houses were made of bricks, and a tram ran through the neighborhood. The people of Greenwood lived good lives, went about their business, got some wealth. Actually a normal picture in many regions of the USA at this time. But there was one difference: Greenwood was a mostly black neighborhood – and prosperity was something that was mostly whites at the time.

Greenwood, on the other hand, was so wealthy that residents named their district Black Wall Street. Nowhere in

Related Articles

Back to top button