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James Soyemi Historical Significance of Race in America (Section 5) Prof. Stanford Reflection Paper 2 African Americans are a major factor of how the American economy is today. The previous week in class we viewed two documentaries entitled “Black Wall Street: Little Africa”, and “African American Inventors”. Through inventions that we still use today and investment in high marketing stocks, African Americans played a major role in the American economy. Prior to 1921, Greenwood was one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States. White oilmen would come borrow money from Black Wall Street. This signifies the support and the dependency other major companies had on Black Wall Street. O.W. Gurley was the founder of Black Wall Street. By 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma was known for the achievements of African Americans in Wall Street. Black Wall Street was known as Little Africa.
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course MOSAIC 0852 taught by Professor Raymondhalnon during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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