Waka Flocka presented followers of all shades and ages a brief Black History lesson via IG on “Black Wall Street,” one of the most successful African American communities in the history of the United States.
Waka captioned his post, “#RealFactsBlackHistory Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma.”
Black Wall Street was a term coined for a thriving African American community in Greenwood, Tulsa, OK in the early 1920s. The community was home to successful black professionals, including attorneys, realtors, doctors, shop owners and bankers.”
Ebony Magazine reports black entrepreneurs built an “impressive business center that included banks, hotels, cafes, clothiers and movie theaters.
But the good times for this community didn’t last long as envious Whites in a neighboring area sparked a riot May 31 to June 1, 1921 that claimed the lives of more than 300 African Americans and displaced about 9,000, according to Zinned Project.
Whites looted and burned to the ground 40 square blocks of 1, 265 African American homes, hospitals, schools and churches. There were 150 businesses destroyed over that span of two days.
Waka Flocka Remembers Black Wall Street
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