Black wall street
The fight against racism and all other forms of injustices starts with the black dollar.
June 26, 2021
11 AM – 6 PM
Circulate our dollars to create an economic boost in our community
The #BlackWallStreet314 Festival is a daylong event with 100s of local businesses, games, local food, music, and wholesome activities such as hayrides, face painting, car show, concert series and much more. Last year, with the help of our sponsors, our net proceeds were $35,000, which directly funds Young Voices with Action’s community development programming. We’ve seen this event grow every year, from 150 people in 2017, to nearly 5,000 people in 2019.
With your participation, #BlackWallStreet314 will help boost the local economy by circulating our
dollars, provide educational support services to youth and improve the quality of life for the
The fight against racism and all other forms of injustices starts with the black dollar. It also demands we
leverage our professional connections and privileges in the name of advancing justice. We need to make
sure that businesses and local professional organizers hear our demands and use their power to
establish policy that advances justice within our community.
Greenwood, Tulsa, also known as “Black Wall Street”, was one of the most commercially successful and affluent majority African-American communities in the United States. Booker T. Washington referred to the Greenwood neighborhood as “Negro Wall Street.
Before the Tulsa Race Massacre where the city’s black district of Greenwood was attacked by a white mob, resulting in two days of bloodshed and destruction, the area had been considered one of the most affluent African American communities in the United States for the early part of the 20th century.
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