The devastation of Black Wall Street | Curio

The devastation of Black Wall Street

15 mins | Aug 19, 2017

The story of a prosperous African-American community, tragically seen as a threat to white-dominated American capitalism. Despite the evil of segregation, a middle-class African American neighbourhood prospered in 1920s Oklahoma. But it was not to last, Kimberly Fain describes in JSTOR Daily the fateful night Black Wall Street went up in flames.

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From JSTOR Daily