(The History OF Black Wall Street & What We Can Do To Revive Our Inner Cities)

A town called Greenwood a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to many prominent black businessmen, lawyers, doctors, and realtors during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white Tulsans massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.

Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders and punitive rezoning laws enacted to prevent reconstruction. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality.

Since then, the neighborhood fell prey to an economic and population drain in the 1960s, and much of the area was leveled during urban renewal in the early 1970s to make way for a highway loop around the downtown district. Several blocks around the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street were saved from demolition and have been restored, forming part of the Greenwood Historical District.

In contrast, I have a plan to rebuild Black American inner cities starting in Chicago. For 23 years my plan has been ignored by established black organizations in Chicago. Since I lack the manpower and the capital to start this new movement in Black America I decided to focus on my revised book The Solution For Black America: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, And Restoring The Urban Ghettos In America” Second Edition. Those who reject my plan/vision will never have a place within my organization. I will exclude small minded individuals who only complain about the white man and the social conditions but never do anything to change the problem. I will also exclude criminals, active gang members, and passive spectators on my friends list who only want to be seen. Keep your money, keep your opinion, and keep it moving.

Show and Prove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdT8edPYQ7E

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http://www.amazon.com/Emmanuel-Barbee/e/B00J6IKRUK

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