America's Black Wall Street by Chief Egunwale Amusan (Hardcover)
America's Black Wall Street goes beyond the usual account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street. Amusan provides a historical and political context, a brilliant, yet overlooked explanation for this massacre and others across the United States. He takes us back to the Indian Territory, the settlement of the Five Civilized Tribes, the political and financial conflict between the tribes, their freedman, black resistance, and political strides.
Amusan proclaims "the biggest fear of white supremacists is Black political independence and domination." He makes a connection with the historic roadblocks for Black voters as the present day efforts to suppress the Black vote. His conclusions based on his research support a deliberate campaign to destroy Black Wall Street and the Greenwood community, the financial threat it posed, and the threat of successful participation of Black citizens in the political process. America's Black Wall The Untold Story of Broken Treaties, Black Resistance, Political Fear, and Sacred Ground is a must read for those seeking a thorough understanding of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street.
Hardcover. 136 pages.