OK Senator Initiative to Include Black Wall Street in Curriculum

 

A White United States Senator has a heart for having the story of Black Wall Street told in classrooms across the state of Oklahoma, where it was reality in the early 1920’s.  More from Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan.

 

In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 photo, a handful of businesses line Greenwood Avenue, the location of the former Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, Okla. Black leaders want to bring 100 new companies to the former Black Wall Street in north Tulsa by 2021, the 100th anniversary of its fall. The initiative seeks to recapture the entrepreneurial spirit that helped make it one of the country’s most affluent black areas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 photo, a handful of businesses line Greenwood Avenue, the location of the former Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, Okla. Black leaders want to bring 100 new companies to the former Black Wall Street in north Tulsa by 2021, the 100th anniversary of its fall. The initiative seeks to recapture the entrepreneurial spirit that helped make it one of the country’s most affluent black areas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)