The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 destroyed people, property, hopes, and dreams. Hundreds of people died or were injured. Property damage ran into the millions. The Greenwood District burned to the ground. Ever courageous, the Greenwood District pioneers rebuilt better than ever. By 1942, some 242 businesses called the Greenwood district home. Having experienced decline in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s, the area is now poised for yet another renaissance. Black Wall Street speaks to the triumph of the human spirit.

Source:  Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District

                   Author - Hannibal B. Johnson

 
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GREENWOOD RENAISSANCE & REBUILD

BOARDED TENTS

Many Black families spent the winter of 1921 - 1922 in tents as they worked to rebuild.