In 1905, Gurley moved to the oil boomtown of Tulsa, where he purchased land. Gurley formed an informal partnership with another Black American entrepreneur, J.B. Stradford, and they developed Greenwood better known as Black Wall Street.
There were 600 businesses, 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, 2 movie theaters, 6 airplanes, a hospital, a bank, a post office, a school, schools, libraries, law offices & a bus system.
Black Wall Street was a thriving community full of black owned business.
Black Wall Street Collection was created in remembrance of the massacre that occurred 100 years ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we will never forget 1921. This item would make a great gift or souvenir to remind you or others of this historic moment in black history.