Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

Tulsa s Historic Greenwood District In the early s an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit brought national renown to Tulsa s historic African American community the Greenwood District This Negro Wall Street bustled with commercial

  • Title: Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District
  • Author: Hannibal B. Johnson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

    In the early 1900s, an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit brought national renown to Tulsa s historic African American community, the Greenwood District This Negro Wall Street bustled with commercial activity In 1921, jealously, land lust, and racism swelled in sectors of white Tulsa, and white rioters seized upon what some derogated as Little Africa, leaving death aIn the early 1900s, an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit brought national renown to Tulsa s historic African American community, the Greenwood District This Negro Wall Street bustled with commercial activity In 1921, jealously, land lust, and racism swelled in sectors of white Tulsa, and white rioters seized upon what some derogated as Little Africa, leaving death and destruction in their wake In an astounding resurrection, the community rose from the ashes of what was dubbed the Tulsa Race Riot with renewed vitality and splendor, peaking in the 1940s In the succeeding decades, changed social and economic conditions sparked a prodigious downward spiral Today s Greenwood District bears little resemblance to the black business mecca of yore Instead, it has become part of something larger an anchor to a rejuvenated arts, entertainment, educational, and cultural hub abutting downtown Tulsa.

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    1. Robin Friedman

      There is so much to be learned about the history of the United States and its communities. Hannibal Johnson's book "Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District" (2014) is part of the "Images of America" series of local histories. As often is the case, a local history has broader implications for understanding our country. Johnson, an attorney, consultant, and author, has written extensively about the Greenwood Massacre that occurred in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 31 -- June 1, 1921.With the discovery of oil, [...]

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