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Black Wall Street: The Hidden Economy
  • Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: Online

After Reconstruction, the Black community built its own financial engine to give each other much-needed economic support and opportunity. This effort faced political and legal intimidation as well as violent and deadly attacks, like the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. 

Join us as we explore the development of Black wall streets, how Black businesses found success and struggled throughout the 1900s, and what inequality looks like for Black entrepreneurs today with panelists:

  • A’Lelia Bundles (Historian, Author and Journalist)
  • Ron Busby (President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)
  • Tristan Wilkerson (Managing Principal of Think Rubix, LLC and General Partner of High Street Equity Partners)

National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden will host a live audience Q&A following the panel discussion. The program begins at 5:00pm ET.

Program and 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Featured Document Display is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of