Black Wall Street: Men and Women Entrepreneurship

Black Wall Street: Men and Women Entrepreneurship

Following the Civil War, African American businessmen and women began to invest, build, and thrive despite white-controlled financial and commercial networks. But what happened in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma? Why will it become a target of a racial massacre in 1921? Using primary documents, we will read and listen to the stories of these entrepreneurs.

This program will be conducted as a discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings, and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance at the conclusion of the seminar.


October 5, 2024 -
October 5, 2024
8:30 AM EDT
2:15 PM EDT
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Center on Representative Government
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