Black Wall Street BALTIMORE MAIN STREET Pays Homage to 101st Commemoration of Tulsa’s Greenwood District

101st commemoration of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, May 31-June 1, 1921

(BALTIMORE – June 1, 2022) – One hundred and one years ago right now, Tulsa’s Greenwood District had been utterly destroyed from above and below. Bombs were dropped on 36-square blocks of Black-owned businesses in Black America’s jewel of entrepreneurship.

Since 2011, has been celebrating Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. Over 1,900 have been recognized in at least 9 US cities.
To honor those ancestors who perished, Baltimore Main Streets & collaborated to recognize this 101st commemoration.

“Although we are forever pained by the horrific onslaught that resulted in the decimation of 36-square blocks of Black-owned businesses in Tulsa’s Greenwood District, we are also fueled by their accomplishments,” stated Doni Glover, publisher of Bmorenews. “If the people could build something so magnanimous back then, imagine what we can build today!”

Honorees included:
Baltimore Main Streets
Stefan Walker, Manager of Belair-Edison Main Street
Daniel Doty, Manager of Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street
Diana Emerson, Manager of Waverly Main Street
Baltimore City Government
Mia Blom, Director of Government & Community Affairs of Visit Baltimore
Baltimore City Small Business Owners
Candice Bruno, Owner of Old Major (Pigtown Main Street)
Tia Wilkes, Owner of Ohh So Sweet (Federal Hill Main Street)
Dr. Tammira Lucas & TeKesha Jamison, Owners of The Cube Cowork (Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street)
Christopher Batiste & Phillip Harris, Owners of Barbara’s Groceries
Clayton Kerr, Owner of Jet Tees
Darron M. Johnson of L. Johnson Tree Service, LLC
Michael Foy, of CM Mobile Detail, LLC
Nilajah Brown of Flourish Baltimore
Dawod Thomas of My Father’s Plan (nonprofit)
Special thanks to Sean Stinnett of Baltimore Main Street!