The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street


Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s? The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses! What was the story of this great Black achievement? What happened to all of this? In the first half of this book, Robin Walker addresses these questions. What does it take for an individual to replicate the kind of economic success that the people of Black Wall Street achieved? In the second part of this book, Robin Walker presents his own ideas on what it takes to become successful. He outlines The Seven Key Empowerment Principles that any individual needs to use as a minimum to replicate that kind of success. He shows that individuals need four things to make it in the money game. They need Inspiration, Correct Knowledge, a Personal Plan, and the Seven Key Empowerment Principles. Inspiration gives individuals ‘the WHY.’ Correct Knowledge gives individuals ‘the TARGET.’ A Personal Plan gives people ‘the HOW.’ Finally, The Seven Key Empowerment Principles is ‘the CEMENT’ that holds ‘the WHY,’ ‘the HOW’ and ‘the TARGET’ together.

7 thoughts on “The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street

    • I agree. I think black men need some type of inspiration to wake us up. We really need a spark of some kind. I think we need to rebuild a new Black Wall Street. I don’t think it’s impossible. We just need to change our mentality and get motivated.

  1. First, we need to eliminated the slave mentality and remove ourselves from whites but……….. it seems to be only a dream. *sigh*

  2. This gave me an idead. I remember one of your post from a while back that showcased all of the books that you have read or are going to read. How do we compile EVERY black empowerment book into one place where they can be easily accessible. Or a place that will lead people to where to get the books. Because the answers are out there. For instance I knew about The Black Wall Street but I have never heard of Robin Walker. There are plenty of us with plans. We have to start building on them now.

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