Black Wall Street Twitter Storm
May 31st. & June 1st.
Start: May 31st 8 AM EST until
8 PM June 1st.
94 years since the Tulsa Race Riot.
On May 31st, 1921, a white mob led by the KKK destroyed an economic movement. The city burned for two days...
On May 31 & June 1, 1921, white people attacked a Black community in Tulsa, OK 'the Black Wall Street' in Tulsa, OK #RememberBlackWallSt
On May 31 & June 1, 1921, white people attacked a prominent Black community in Tulsa, OK #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
An estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Black Wall Street Watch the documentary. Know your History. It is not widely taught in schools. http://bitly.com/1zOAJZ9 #RememberBlackWallSt
1906, O.W. Gurley, a wealthy Blk man from AK, moved to Tulsa and purchased over 40 acres and sold to Black ppl only. #RememberBlackWallSt
Blacks in community of Greenwood made sure the money stayed in the community.
$ circulated 30 to 100 times. #RememberBlackWallSt
Black Wall Street was destroyed by white people who were angry at the successful Black community. #RememberBlackWallSt
On May 31 & June 1, Black Wall Street was destroyed by white people who were angry at the successful Black community. #RememberBlackWallSt
On May 31st, 1921, an angry White mob destroys Black Wall Street to 36 sq blks of rubble. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Tulsa, OK Black Wall Street was the first city America bombed from the air. #RememberBlackWallSt
Black Wall Street was also known as little Africa.#RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Tulsa Race Riot should have been called Tulsa Massacre. Blk ppl were unable to defend themselves against guns and bombs #RememberBlackWallSt
The people of Greenwood were unable to defend themselves against guns & bombs. #RememberBlackWallSt
The worst riot in history of America caused by a white mob was the Tulsa Race Riot. #RememberBlackWallSt
Lies were told about a white woman being attacked to have reason to destroy a prominent Black community. #RememberBlackWallSt (Add photo)
Survivors of Black Wall Street race riot still haven’t received any reparations.#RememberBlackWallSt http://bit.ly/1KvfqBS
94 years later to this day and survivors of this horrible attack have not received reparations. #RememberBlackWallSt http://bit.ly/1KvfqBS
94 years ago today, whites bomb the city of Tulsa. Destroying businesses and killing hundreds. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Most of Greenwood’s residents were home owners. Approximately 17 of them were reported to be millionaires. #RememberBlackWallSt
Due to racial segregation, the black community thrived by establishing businesses and depending on itself. #RememberBlackWallSt
The Tulsa Real Estate Exchange est. $1.5M in total damages, translates to $30M currently. #RememberBlackWallSt
Remember Black Wall Street. #RememberBlackWallSt (Add photo)
In less than 12 hours a major Black economic movement was halted. The killing and burning of Greenwood was terrorized for 2 days. #RememberBlackWallSt
In less than 12 hours a major Black economic movement was halted. The community of Greenwood was terrorized for 2 days. #RememberBlackWallSt
Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which whites massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. #RememberBlackWallSt
In 1906, O.W. Gurley moved to Tulsa, Ok., where he purchased 40 acres of land which was "only to be sold to colored".#RememberBlackWallSt
O.W. Gurley was a successful businessman and community leader, owning a fine hotel and a construction company in Tulsa. #RememberBlackWallSt
The Red Cross also listed 8,624 persons in need of assistance and the delivery of several stillborn infants
Guns were provided to the white mob by local law enforcement officials. #RememberBlackWallSt
The Williams family owned several businesses and an 800-seat movie theatre. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
An est. 10k were left homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed, 600 successful businesses lost. #RememberBlackWallSt
94 yrs ago today a KKK led riot bombed & burned a prominent Black community to ashes. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores and 2 movie theaters, a hospital, bank, post office destroyed. #RememberBlackWallSt
On May 31st & June 1st, 94 years ago a prominent Black community was destroyed by the KKK. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Reparations have still not been made 94 years later for the destruction of Black Wall Street. #RememberBlackWallSt (Can add photo)
Follow the timeline of the Tulsa Race riot. http://bit.ly/1eHy1AL #RememberBlackWallSt
Watch a documentary about Little Africa, a.k.a Black Wall Street. http://bit.ly/Sn9Dcd #RememberBlackWallSt
Remember Black Wall Street. 94 yrs ago today attacked by a KKK led mob. http://bit.ly/1Jannzi #RememberBlackWallSt
Men, women, and even children were killed by the white mobs.The total number of deaths from the riot is unknown. #RememberBlackWallSt
On May 31st & June 1st, 94 years ago a prominent Black community was destroyed by an angry white mob who used the excuse that a young Black man attacked a white woman in an elevator. The allegations turned out to be untrue.
In 1906, O.W. Gurley, a wealthy African-American from Arkansas, moved to Tulsa and purchased over 40 acres of land that he made sure was only sold to other African-Americans.
The Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, housed one of the most successful Black economies in American history. The area is, now, commonly referred to as “The Black Wall Street.” Most of the businesses and homes were burned down in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
When the community was burned down in the Tulsa Race Riot, over 800 people were admitted to surrounding hospitals, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed, and 600 successful businesses were lost, including 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie theaters and a hospital. The Ku Klux Klan-led riot lasted for over 16 hours. Law enforcement aided whites in giving them guns.
No one knows exactly how many bodies were buried after the riot burned down the city.
“Many of the survivors mentioned bodies were stacked like cord wood,” says Richard Warner of the Tulsa Historical Society.
Survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot have never received reparations.
This 94th Anniversary we will remember Black Wall Street with a twitter storm. Growing up I was never taught about Black Wall Street. Like most Black children, the only thing I learned in history pertaining to Black people was slavery, Civil Rights era and Jim Crow. Never the success of this community or the destrcution at the hands of the KKK.That is all the history Black children hear about when in school.
The goals of the twitter storm is:
Highlight the achievements of the Black people coming out of slavery who reached a commendable economic achievement.
Bring light to a part of history that is rarely,if at all taught in school.
Let the world know that survivors still have not received reparations.
Remember those that lost their lives 94 years ago today. Men, women and children who were murdered.
Join us in remembering Black Wall Street. You may use some sample tweet below or construct your own. Also, we have provided links as well. Remember to use #RememberBlackWallSt in all of your tweets. DO NOT USE THE HASHTAG BEFORE MAY 31ST.
Some important links you can use!
Survivors of Black Wall Street
The Case for Reparations
Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot Full Documentary http://bitly.com/1zOAJZ9
little Africa documentary
Tulsa Historical Society
The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921