Black Wall Street, or Little Africa, was a town in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1900s where a multitude of blacks had created their very own infrastructure. There were grocery stores, churches, schools and even a bus system in place for the residents of this area and the population in that community was thriving. Sadly, due to a deeply rooted hatred and jealousy of blacks, the Ku Klux Klan infiltrated this community and killed 3,000 blacks in the biggest race riot in history.
Some are comparing the Baltimore Riots to the rioting that occurred that day saying the upheaval is just a sign that blacks really are fed up with the injustices faced on a daily basis. Could the Baltimore Riots be a sign that blacks are ready to rebuild and take back what was once ours? After all, this country was built upon the blood, sweat and tears of our ancestors. If so, how do we go about doing that? Is rioting truly the best answer? What are your thoughts on the matter?