The Greenwood Project Launch

10/12/2022 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Black Wall Street – inspiration for the Greenwood Project.

Most are probably familiar with the term Black Wall Street and how it came to a tragic end. But do you know how it all began? A wealthy black entrepreneur named O.W. Gurley moved to Tulsa, OK, and purchased 40 acres of land. On that land, he sub-leased to other black entrepreneurs, and they hired other blacks, and so on. They ended up with their own town with a thriving economic system.

What made it so successful is that everything they needed was all in one spot. They had hotels, apartments, shops, groceries, bars, theaters, barbershops, churches, hospitals, everything in one location. That kept the money flowing within their community.

We want to use our platform and services to help grow other small businesses because you are our community. The goal is to provide a safe space for small businesses to exchange information, strategies, and resources that can assist with sustainability, as a one-stop-shop. We feel this is especially important as we navigate COVID-19 and open the doors to new opportunities and growth based on the President’s infrastructure plan.

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