Black People : Black Wall Street: Little Africa Bombing

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    While the Tulsa Riot of 1921 devastated the community, blacks, however, did not stand idly by and watch their community be demolished by the white mob. Members of Little Africa knew their affluent community was envied by whites on the other side of town. They knew the time would come when whites would act on their impulse. So, they armed themselves with guns, and stored ammunition in a nearby church. They defended themselves, killing several whites during the riots.

    Whites justified the insurrection because of a black man name Dick Rowland’s, alleged attack against a white elevator girl. He was charged with assault. As a direct result of a letter sent to the county attorney from the elevator girl stating that she did not wish to prosecute the case, charges against Rowland were dismissed months after the race riots.

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    Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma - Pt. 2



    Greenwood was a district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The riot was one of the most devastating race riots in history and it destroyed the once thriving Greenwood community.
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    Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma - Pt. 3



    Tulsa race riot
    The Tulsa race riot was a large scale racially-motivated conflict between the White and Black communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma, allegedly including aerial attack, beginning May 31, 1921. During the 16 hours of the assault, over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire caused by bombing.
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    Good stuff Bast Bastet and welcome to Destee.com, I see you arrived on the day I departed for a couple of months:)..............Peace In,

     
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    some great infomation and story unleashed I only heard of this but never hada chance to read up on it thankz
     
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    According to the accounts from historians on The Global Black Experience radio show back inth eary 90s, "Tony Brown's Journal" and "Like it Is",
    they had achieved a level of oppulence that the women were wealthy enough to steam ship to Paris to shop and many of the buildings had to ber bulldozed, since some had floors walls and ceilings made of pure marble and alabaster accented with bronze.
    All this accomplished by Africans whose grandparents still bore the scars of slavery, and did all this during the time of JimCrow, and rampant lynching across the nation

    if we could do that back then ,

    with the tecnology presently available ;
    imagine what we can accomplish now
     
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