Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

Overview: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 was one of the worst race riots in the history of the United States. A mob of white people attacked and murdered Black residents, completely destroying the all-Black neighborhood of Greenwood, called Black Wall Street, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. … Read MoreTulsa Race Riot of 1921

Tulsa and Black Wall Street

Overview: Greenwood was a wealthy all-Black community on the Arkansas River in northern Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the early 1900s, Booker T. Washington called the town “Negro Wall Street” (now called “Black Wall Street”). Summary: The term “Wall Street” means having a successful economy – making … Read MoreTulsa and Black Wall Street

Jerome A. Holmes (1961- )

Jerome A. Holmes, is the first African American to serve as an United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Holmes was born in Washington D.C. on November 18, 1961. His parents were Ryland and Hattie Holmes. Holmes graduated from Wake Forest University in 1983 … Read MoreJerome A. Holmes (1961- )

Russell Westbrook III (1988- )

Russell Westbrook III is American basketball player who played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston (Texas) Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988 to Russell Westbrook Jr. and Shannon Horton in Long Beach, California. Westbrook attended Leuzinger … Read MoreRussell Westbrook III (1988- )