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originally posted by: Spider879
During many a discussions both on and off line, I frequently hear the often repeated comment that Blacks.."U.S" ones that is , have no tradition of entrepreneurship or sense of community, that model minorities , including Asians,Caribbeans and Africans are able to make a dollar from a dime after a brief plane ride, that they do not have a history of pulling together , they will look at the conditions many poor Black communities are in and wonder how on earth such communities stagnate, First off there are in fact longstanding successful AA communities that non talked about because it's boring, nothing to see here, no drive bys and gangs, in fact life is rather uneventful, so how do one explain those other communities that people love to get excited about.
In the beginning.
After mass emancipation many Blacks took to the road in one of the most massive internal migration in U.S history, from the agricultural south to the industrialized northeast in the early to mid-twentieth century, others stayed in the South , along the way some stopped and formed largely self sufficient communities, they pooled their resources and employed each other, they set up banks, insurance companies, Law firms, hotels etc, this was more of a necessity than ideas concerning "Race" , because banks rarely lend money to Blacks or insured them, but I am sure some pride came from the fact that they had their own.
Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest black communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community. Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders and punitive rezoning laws enacted to prevent reconstruction.
Incidence like the above was to be repeated throughout the United States where ever successful and largely independent Black communities sprang up.
To be cont.
originally posted by: faithhill
I was working with writecustomessay.com... on my history essay. My topic was about ancient towns, and after I found a lot of additional information so I'm thinking about making it my graduation topic. Do you think there's enough on Africa out there?