6 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Black Wall Street’

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The Creation of Black Wall Street Was Intentional

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. Gurley also used the area to give refuge to African-Americans running from the harsh oppression of Mississippi.

 

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