Picture a self-sufficient, wealthy, and prosperous community with over 600 businesses (21 churches, 30 restaurants, 41 grocery stores, movie theaters, private airports, libraries, hospitals, banks, post offices, a bus system, and a school system). Now imagine the average dollar circulating within this closed economy hundreds of times per year before being spent outside the community.
The community you’re imagining actually existed in the early 1900s and was 100% Black-Owned. Located in the neighborhood of Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, It is better known as Black Wall Street. This powerful historical example of Black people practicing group economics is the source of our inspiration. We hope you’re inspired too!