ABOUT THE NEW BLACK WALL STREET MARKET
A MOVEMENT FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY
The New Black Wall Street Market is a family friendly shopping, dining and tour destination. It is inspired by the achievements of the pioneering spirit of O.W. Gurley and the several business partners that contributed to the success of the original ‘Black Wall Street’ in Tulsa Oklahoma.
BLACK WALL STREET, TULSA OK.
Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa was renowned for the affluence of the black community there and it achieved this majorly through collaboration among the community. They were able to build their wealth by spending within their community and it is said that money exchanged hands at least 16 times before it left the tightly knit Greenwood community. Due to their wealth, it was referred to as ‘Negro Wall Street’ by Booker T. Washington and thereafter became known as the “Black Wall Street” It was destroyed in 24 hours in 1921 due to acts of senseless racial violence. (Read More)
NEW BLACK WALL STREET MARKET, STONECREST GA.
The New Black Wall Street, the first of its kind, is located in Stonecrest, Georgia and aims to continue with the legacy of Black Wall Street, Tulsa, OK. As was intended by the original, it aims to increase the size and number of minority and women-owned businesses in the United States by encouraging and increasing patronage of these businesses. It has been set up in partnership with Allen Entrepreneurial Institute and the City of Stonecrest.