“Some things have no price tag.” – Lee A. Vaughan
(TULSA – June 4, 2021) – Kudos to our partner, REAL Radio, and its founder, Lee Vaughan, who visited Tulsa during the 100th Commemoration of the destruction of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and presented a Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award to Pastor Phillip Abode for his work in establishing the Crossover Preparatory Academy on Madison Avenue.
Pastor Abode leads Crossover Bible Church of Tulsa.
Vaughan, the chairman of the I Am Black Wall Street Foundation, has been helping us recognize Black business owners across the country. Most recently, he led an awards ceremony in Las Vegas. He has also been a part of several award ceremonies in New York, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
To date, BmoreNews.com and its partners have recognized over 1,700 individuals in several US cities. We celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race.
Vaughan, who has been a part of this movement for several years, said, “The Greenwood, Archer, and Pine area or North Tulsa is the bedrock of Black Wall Street.” He added, “Although it wasn’t the only such area in the nation, it stands to this day as a rallying point and a reminder of how prosperous we could be when we were left to be and in peace. However, in 1921, that peace was violated and death and destruction ensued. Not to be deterred, the people of Tulsa rebuilt and even improved on what they had. But never have they, nor should we forget all that was lost in 1921. Some things have no price tag.”