AMERICA'S BLACK WALL STREET
THE UNTOLD STORY OF BROKEN TREATIES, BLACK RESISTANCE, POLITICAL FEAR AND SACRED GROUND.
By Chief Egunwale Amusan
America's Black Wall Street goes beyond the usual account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street. Amusan provides a historical and political context, a brilliant, yet overlooked explanation for this massacre and others across the United States. He takes us back to the Indian Territory, the settlement of the Five Civilized Tribes, the political and financial conflict between the tribes, their freedman, black resistance, and political strides.
Amusan proclaims "the biggest fear of white supremacists is Black political independence and domination." He makes a connection with the historic roadblocks for Black voters as the present day efforts to suppress the Black vote. His conclusions based on his research support a deliberate campaign to destroy Black Wall Street and the Greenwood community, the financial threat it posed, and the threat of successful participation of Black citizens in the political process. America's Black Wall Street: The Untold Story of Broken Treaties, Black Resistance, Political Fear, and Sacred Ground is a must read for those seeking a thorough understanding of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street.
Praise for America's Black Wall Street:
“America’s Black Wall Street is a well-written and well-documented book. Chief Amusan goes beyond the usual account of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street. His descriptions are vivid and his narrative is compelling. He provides an historical and political context, a brilliant, yet overlooked explanation for the 1921 Tulsa massacre and others across the United States. I highly recommend this book.” Vivian Clark-Adams, Ph.D. Member, the original Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
"As both a descendent and activist, Chief Amusan's mixture of personal experience and rigorous research has culminated in a fresh new take on what led to the Tulsa 1921 Massacre. Chief Amusan's book is courageous, passionate, and enlightening. America's Black Wall Street may be the most significant read of the present time as it analyzes the power dynamics and political positions of African-Americans throughout Oklahoma, and specifically Greenwood. This is what sets this book apart from all others in the cannon." Damario Solomon-Simmons Esq., M.Ed., National Civil Rights Attorney
“With scholarly detail, Chief Egunwale Amusan unpacks the brutal violence against Black prosperity and political freedom in Greenwood, and connects those events to ongoing government failure to acknowledge and honor the victims and provide reparative justice. America’s Black Wall Street illuminates a once-ignored, deadly attack on Black success, while also demanding presentday accountability.” Christian D. Menefee, County Attorney, Harris County, Texas
136 pages. ©2023. Published by The Real Black Wall Street Tour, LLC. All rights reserved.