In today’s society of America, it is called The Black Wall Street, but in the early 1900’s it was known as The Negro Wall Street. This nickname was given to the street called Greenwood Avenue of North Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Due to the complexity of segregation, copper-colored people, or rather Aborigines of America, were forced to shop, spend and live inside of a thirty-five square block radius only, in an area called the Greenwood District, where the dollar of the American Aborigines circulated for up to 13 months within their own community.
This methodology evolved into the production of multiple black owned and operated businesses that prospered tremendously. Singlehandedly becoming the most highly-favorable and well respected land in America. Admired by thousands, and consistently visited by millions of fellow Aborigines from all across the country.
The Untold Historical Account Of Oklahoma (1828-1900)
This land mass of Tulsa came a very long way after the Civil War ended in 1865. In fact, between the years of 1828 to 1886, Oklahoma became the resettlement destination for nearly fourty or more southern Indian clans or nations and tribes alike.
According to the LOC (Library of Congress), The Indian Removal Act was passed by The House and The Senate in the same day of May 26th, 1830, then immediately signed into law by then President Andrew Jackson just two days later.
Part of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 Below
This sole authorization made it official for Jackson to grant unsettled lands to the Native Indians in exchange for their current Indian Territories.
So from the years of 1831 to 1886, the commonly known Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Seminole and Creek tribes, not to excluded the many uncommonly known Indian Nations of the southeast regions of America, were all affected by Jackson’s malicious replication of emigration. Forcing them all to resettle in the lands of Oklahoma.
According to historical records, both the US Government and the Indians signed many treaties pertaining to slave liberation and the reconstruction of their livelihoods during the mid 1800’s.
Allotting lands of approximately 40 to 250 acres to Native Indians, giving off yet the most accurate answer as to why there were nearly seven-thousand copper-colored Americans residing within the newly established Indian territories of Oklahoma by 1870.
Oklahoma was considered to have the most all-Black communities throughout America during that time period.
These generous Black communities welcomed even more freed slaves to come reside in the lands of Oklahoma, more specifically in the city of Tulsa, but many can recall the city of Tulsa as being a heavily segregated racist hell-hole, having been occupied by both black and white Americans.
According to the Department of Historic Resources, Tulsa was the only place in American History that had segregated telephone booths.
Copper-colored people were not allowed to live amongst the whites as equals, nor patronize white businesses in the entire city of Tulsa, but that did not stop the Aborigines from flourishing on their own.
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