Virtual Black Wall Street – West

As part of our observance last Monday of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, we wanted to highlight local Black businesses and to pay homage to the flourishing Black Wall Street that existed in Tulsa prior to the white instigated violence that led to the massacre.

Visit http://NewBlackWallStreet.us.

Black Wall Street and the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa allowed dollars used in the community, to stay within the community, helping to make the Black residents in Greenwood self-sufficient and prosperous.

In our world today, although overt racism and racially-motivated, state sponsored violence is no longer as rampant as it was 100 years ago, the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow policies, and the separate-but-equal doctrine continue to lead to inequitable outcomes for communities of color when compared to white communities.

Our Virtual Black Wall Street – West aims to honor the Greenwood District’s Black Wall Street, by providing Bay Area residents with options with which to keep money within the community and support Black Businesses.