Black Wall Street Market Opening
What a great way to end this month, with the brand new Black Wall Street Market that is set to open on Saturday (October 30th.)
The market is in the city of Stonecrest and is based on the marketplace in Tulsa, Oklahoma which was also the original Black Wall Street.
Here you can bring your family to dine, shop, and overall a great place to appreciate the work of black-owned businesses.
“We have over 50,000 square feet of event space. We’ve got stages, so you’ll find a real 360 (degree) experience whenever you have the opportunity to come to the New Black Wall Street,” Matthew Hampton, director of the market explains.
“We really had to salute those pioneering African American entrepreneurs who paved the way.”
The market is exciting news, especially to the black community. There is a lot of history behind the marketplace that takes place over a century ago.
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood district was created by Tula, Oklahoma’s black residents.
The district meant so a lot to the black community, here was home to many black-owned businesses and land.
Unfortunately, due to severe prejudice, the Tusla Race Massacre took place in 1921.
The Black Wall Street was wrongfully burned down by a hateful white group. Many black people lost their lives and were killed.
The marketplace is an amazing way for us to reclaim what is ours, we will be able to showcase our talents, services and goods in a great way.