A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 21, 2009
Black Wall Street

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: The Black Wall Street
The Black Wall Street can refer to:

. Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma
. Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia
. Parrish Street, in Durham, North Carolina
. The Black Wall Street Records, a record label

OCLC WorldCat record
Black Wall Street from riot to renaissance in Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District
Author: Hannibal B Johnson; NetLibrary, Inc.
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format: eBook : English

News & Observer (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
Durham project’s aim is balance
9-story buildingmay go downtown
BY JIM WISE - Staff writer
Published: Sat, Jun. 20, 2009 02:00AM
Greenfire Development, which has plans for a $284 million makeover for downtown Durham, on Friday presented its vision for a nine-story office building at the corner of Parrish and Corcoran streets.
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The lower floors are meant for retail, restaurant and other small-business tenants, including 5,000 square feet for a museum of “Black Wall Street,” a nickname from the black-owned financial institutions once based there.

New American Media
New SBA Loans Can Make Black Businesses Bloom
San Francsico Bay View, News Report, Willie Ratcliff, Posted: Jun 20, 2009
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As Willie Brown, publisher of Inglewood Today, writes in an editorial headlined “‘Buy Black’ Boosts Economic Survival”: “Until the mid-‘60s, African Americans bought from each other and built their own schools, libraries and hospitals out of necessity. While racist laws of the day kept many from receiving full social status (i.e., living wherever they wanted), they were able to live well because the money flowed back into their neighborhoods. Black Wall Street, a business district in Tulsa, Okla., boasted a thriving Black economy during the oil boom in the 1920s.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Sunday, June 21, 2009 • Permalink