Black Wall Street Massacre
Artist: Nathan Conner
Medium: Acrylic Dimensions: 30” H x 40” W Price: $3,000
In 1921 the Tulsa Race Riot occurred in the Greenwood District known as Black Wall Street. The Greenwood District was 35 block radiuses of predominantly African American businesses and financial institutions. Entrepreneurs, bankers, and skilled professionals developed a tightly knitted community that was totally self-reliant. A network of affluent enterprises such as hotels, theaters, haberdasheries, served to employ and offer services for many of its residence. Spurred by envy and a rumor of a white female being assaulted. White militias sought to pillage, destroy, and burn it down. Approximately 300 deaths and 800 injuries occurred. Today Black Wall Street stands as a memorial to the resiliency and the resourcefulness of African Americans.