Remembering The destruction in 1921 of Greenwood's African-american community by White Mob

You Can’t Keep what You can NOT Defend!

Today, May 31, We remember the destruction by white mob of Greenwood’s african-american community in Tulsa Oklahoma, 1921.

Back in 1921,Greenwood was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the U.S. Serving over 8,000 residents, Greenwood’s commercial district was known nationally as the ‘Negro Wall Street’.

The community boasted two newspapers, over a dozen churches, and hundreds of African-American-owned businesses.

On the evening of May 31, 1921, Greenwood was ravaged by a white mob. By the conclusion of the riot at midday, June 1, virtually every building in a 42-square-block area of the community–homes, schools, churches, and businesses–was burned to the ground and thousands were left homeless.

Over 1,200 homes were destroyed. Every church, school, and business in Greenwood was set on fire. Approximately 8,000 African-Americans were left homeless and penniless.

During the same period, 8 similar prosperous african american communities in United States were destroyed by white mobs!

Today, African Americans are a decadent populations in the US!

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of, Founder of, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at

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