By Rachaell Davis, essence.com
The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 will forever remain an unforgettable stain on the history of America.
The racially-motivated attack saw Oklahoma city officials, the local police department and angered white residents target the wealthiest Black community in the country (at the time) with one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history. The riots resulted in the deaths of hundreds of African-American residents and the demolishing of at least 30 blocks of Black-owned businesses and flourishing predominantly Black neighborhoods.
Mandy Bowman was both enraged and inspired after learning more about this horrific moment in American history, so much so that she immediately began putting in the work to launch what is now the Official Black Wallstreet App — a growing directory of Black-owned businesses across the country.