Tulsa Massacre 100 years later: Black Wall Street reimagined as Black tech hub

Now 100 years later, there is a renewed push to rebuild the Black Wall Street, but the question is how.

9/19/2021 12:00:00 PM

Now 100 years later, there is a renewed push to rebuild the Black Wall Street, but the question is how.

Busines and tech leaders are looking to rebuild Tulsa's Black Wall Street. But others say reparations are due.

Inside look at new documentary on Tulsa’s forgotten race massacreSoul of a Nation” unearths buried secrets 100 years after as many as 300 people lost their lives.Oklahoma Historical Society via Getty ImagesA century ago, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, buzzed with Black entrepreneurship, creating a thriving Black middle class unlike anywhere else in the U.S. at the time.

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The area was so successful that famed author and orator Booker T. Washington dubbed it the"Black Wall Street of America" in 1913.Mike Simons/Tulsa World via APSurvivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Hughes"Uncle Red" Van Ellis and Viola Fletcher, visit the 1921 Black Wall Street Memorial after a march, May 28, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla.

But the thriving neighborhood was shattered in 1921 by a mob of white vigilantes, apoplectic over trumped-up charges of rape against a Black resident and resentment of well-to-do Black citizens. Three hundred people were killed, thousands were wounded and approximately 35 acres of commercial and residential property within the district were destroyed headtopics.com

Earlier this year, survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre recalled the scenes of horror and the evisceration of the city that once was."I still see Black men being shot, Black bodies lying in the street. I still smell smoke and see fire," 107-year-old Viola Fletcher

in May about the 1921 killings.McFarlin Library/The University of Tulsa via APTwo armed men walk away from burning buildings as others walk in the opposite direction during the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla., June 1, 1921.Another survivor of the two-day span of violence against Black residents of Tulsa, Oklahoma's Greenwood district, World War II veteran Hughes Van Ellis, lamented the losses and the thought of"what it could have been," he told members of Congress.

MORE: 100 years later, Tulsa Race Massacre survivors appeal to lawmakers: 'I hear the screams'Now 100 years later, there is a renewed push to rebuild the Black Wall Street, but the question is how.Some say it can be rebuilt through technology and business. As a result, computer science education programs, startup accelerators and venture capitalists have recently staked claims in Tulsa.

Oklahoma Historical Society via Getty ImagesA man looks at the skeletons of iron beds which rise above the ashes of a burned-out block after the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla., June 1921.Others, particularly in academia, say reparations for those affected by the massacre and their descendants are long overdue after the government largely ignored the atrocity, not even issuing a headtopics.com

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This was such a shameful massacre and razing of a town for racist ideation and white supremacy that led to the death and destruction of Tulsa homes and businesses and loss of life in the process that left the black community was devastated and were a little destroyed. Call SpeakerPelosi & POTUS VP BLM BlackPRIVILEGE You will get your way

Find a way! Absolutely. Rebuild it - and protect it from the same Terrorists who destroyed it the first time. Black Wall Street, the financial freedom and inter-generational wealth created, robust systems and Community Advancement, stemming from it, are heavily evidenced. Let’s do 2.0 Less crazy white people with guns would be a great start.

WHY were Blacks dumb enough to build up in Tulsa Oklahoma in the first place? Why can't you rise from the ashes? Start by banning high frequency trading and front-running. If you don't do that they won't even have a chance. Since Mother's Day, mototaxi driver luan Bitencourt Bastos, has disappeared in Rio, Brazil, some people with the intention of covering up this brutal crime have been imputing false allegations with him and his family.

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