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Black Lives Matter: Support Black-Owned Businesses

Following World War I, Tulsa, Oklahoma was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” On May 31, 1921, Dick Rowland, a black man, was imprisoned for allegedly assaulting a white woman. A mob assembles …