Black Excellence Personified: Remembering Black Wall Street

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.

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