600 - BUSINESSES / 21 - CHURCHES / 21 - RESTAURANTS / 30 - GROCERY STORES / 2 - MOVIE THEATRES / 6 - PRIVATE AIRPLANES PLUS A HOSPITAL, A BANK, POST OFFICE, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, LAW OFFICES AND EVEN A BUS SYSTEM!!!
Black Wall Street, formerly known by the name of the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where in the early 20th century African Americans had created a self-sufficient prosperous business district. The term Black Wall Street was used until the Tulsa race riot of 1921. The name has also been applied more generally to districts of African American high economic activity.
Historically, African Americans worked mainly as servants in Tulsa, where they developed their own insular society with its own economy. Black businesses clustered on the strip of land that would become Greenwood in 1905, when African Americans acquired the land. Businesses included a grocery store and a barbershop. Doctors and real estate agents opened their own businesses. The neighborhood also had its own newspaper and schools.