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What happened in Greenwood Oklahoma?

Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. The Tulsa race massacre (also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre) of 1921 took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Simply so, what was the Black Wall Street of Tulsa Oklahoma?

Greenwood Tulsa, also known as "Black Wall Street", was one of the most commercially successful and affluent majority African-American communities in the United States. Booker T.

Secondly, what is Black Wall Street history? Black Wall Street, former byname of the Greenwood neighbourhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where in the early 20th century African Americans had created a self-sufficient prosperous business district. The term Black Wall Street was used until the Tulsa race riot of 1921.

Then, who Started Black Wall Street?

Origins of Black Wall Street. Ottowa W. Gurley (aka O.W.) was a turn-of-the-twentieth-century black educator, entrepreneur, and landowner, who was born to former enslaved Africans.

What is the difference between a riot and a massacre?

Definition of RIOT: a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with common intent. Definition of MASSACRE: the act or an instance of killing a number of usually helpless or unresisting human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty.

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