- Black Wall Street Burning by B B Kemp
Black Wall Street Burning by B B Kemp
In 1899 ten-year-old Olivia Truluck's home in Missouri is torched by the Ku Klux Klan. Olivia and her family leave the Show-me state to settle in the Greenwood District, north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Starting with the 1905 Tulsa oil boom, both Blacks and Whites prosper, but tragedy comes with World War I, followed by the 1918 influenza epidemic. During two disastrous days in 1921 hundreds of Black people are slaughtered, Olivia Truluck's house is destroyed for the second time and nothing is left of Black Wall Street.