Before Greenwood, Oklahoma was known as Black Wall Street, the town was a symbol of hope and haven for freed slaves fleeing the violence and political repression sweeping the South after the abolition of slavery. But, in a long-suppressed chapter of our country’s history, the flourishing community filled with Black-owned businesses would also serve as an example of how racial violence was used to suppress Black success, only to be met by the inspiring power of Black resilience.
Daily Archives: February 16, 2022
Chuck Morris has helped to organize a star-studded virtual benefit concert supporting the victims of the Marshall Fire. It is slated for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., and tickets are a minimum donation of $10.