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Black Business Owners Commit to Uphold Black Wall Street’s Legacy

The 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre just recently passed and as an ode to what was once the wealthiest Black neighborhood in the country, current residents of the town continue to uphold its legacy. Before the chain of tragic events, Tulsa, Oklahoma was recognized as Black Wall Street, a historic Black and affluent district filled with thriving businesses. Today, current residents have opened their own businesses to keep the name of the neighborhood alive. A few of those residents recently shared their stories of Black Wall Street with Black Enterprise and how they’re preserving the neighborhood’s origin story. “One of the greatest ways to pay homage to those who came before us is to respect their legacy enough to not just commemorate it but to keep it alive,” said Onikah Asamoa-Caesar, owner of Fulton Street Books . “Being a young Black business owner to me is to be one more person keeping the flame lit.” She added, “When I see images of Black Wall Street, I see...

Njera Perkins

Jun 18, 2020

Industry Vet Dream Hampton to Direct Series on Tulsa Race Massacre

Seasoned industry veteran Dream Hampton — the executive producer behind Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary series — has been tapped to work on a new project to highlight the infamous events of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Dream Hampton, executive producer of #SurvivingRKelly , will direct 'Black Wall Street,' a documentary series about the Tulsa Race Massacre, a deadly act of racial violence committed 99 years ago — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 1, 2020 According to Variety , Hampton will executively produce and direct the Cineflix Productions documentary series to document one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history. Under the working title “Black Wall Street,” the limited series will weave together past and present events attributed to the 1921 Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which left hundreds of Black people dead, thousands displaced, and the city on fire. “Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the...

Njera Perkins

Jun 2, 2020