About

The Black Wall Street Rally is a motorcycle inspired event held in the historic Greenwood District. The rally will provide attendees the opportunity to experience the various Greenwood District history sites and enjoy an organized cultural festival. The rally is FREE and welcomes all to experience the Greenwood District in a family friendly environment. The rally will not condone any form of racism, sexism, intolerance, anti-semitism, white supremacy or hate speech.

What to expect

 Black Wall Street tours, vendors, music entertaiment, a motorcycle parade, Harley-Davidson Dealership welcome, audio show competition, community organizations, day and night parties and Tulsa hospitality.

History

Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District was once characterized by bustling streets with hotels, theaters and doctors offices, restaurants, nightlife establishments and more, it later became known as “Black Wall Street.” one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States.The creation of the powerful black community was intentional. In 1906, O.W. Gurley, a wealthy African-American from Arkansas, moved to Tulsa and purchased over 40 acres of land that he made sure was only sold to other African-Americans. On May 31, 1921 a white mob attacked black residents and destroyed homes in businesses of the Greenwood District, known as the Tulsa Race Riot. The incident is considered the single worst incidents of racial violence in American history. The attacks burned and destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the neighborhood – at the time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, (238) “Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy” – YouTube

"Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy”

Tulsa is a cosmopolitan, comfortable, vibrant, friendly and beautiful city located in northeastern Oklahoma’s “Green Country,” an area known for its rolling hills and lush landscapes.