- June 11, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
During the first quarter of the 20th century, an entire Black community thrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known as Black Wall Street, the community was home to dozens of Black entrepreneurs and professionals. But 100 years ago, that thriving community was burned and destroyed by an angry mob of White people during the Tulsa race massacre. The impact of this (along with similar incidents throughout the country) was not only felt immediately, but it has had a prolonged impact as Black Americans were robbed of the opportunity to build generational wealth and the financial resources needed to reinvest in their schools, businesses and communities.
While conversations around diversity and racial equity have been in the spotlight over the past year, the shadows that have been cast for so many decades are not easily erased. When reflecting on the opportunities that once existed for Black entrepreneurs, a powerful message becomes apparent for business leaders today:…