The Tulsa Riots: When A White Mob Burned “Black Wall Street” To The Ground

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“Black Wall Street.” That was the nickname given to Greenwood, a one-square mile neighborhood full of wealthy black families in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ever since the oil boom of the early 20th century, doctors, lawyers, oil barons, and business-owners alike lived and thrived in the affluent suburb — that is until the Tulsa riots of 1921, when their homes were burned to the ground.

[Read the full article at All That Is Intersting.]

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