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Black Realstory Series: Black Wall Street

 

Were you taught about Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre in school?

I wish I could tell you that I grew up knowing about Black Wall Street, but I did not. In fact, I have friends who grew up right there in Tulsa, Oklahoma and were never taught what we will discuss here today.

But, let me tell you this...

I did grow up hearing comments like,

"Don't try to have too much, White people won't let you" from my grandmother and elders.

I wondered why.

My grandmother told me a story about how she'd won a new car in a raffle as a child and it was taken from her because she was Black.

Then, one day, she referenced "That time, White people burned an entire Black town to the ground" and I had to know more.

Because FEAR was loud, clear, and haunting.

 

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