Our Tulsans Commemorations pin is a symbol of both remembrance and hope for wealth and a unified future within our black community.
Our pins are an initiative to pay homage not only to what occurred in Tulsa’s Greenwood District but also to continue their legacy of wealth and community.
To wear the pin is to support our community; we want it to be a personal reflection – a time to think about our choices in life and whether we believe we are doing enough to support and better our community.
We would greatly appreciate the support and participation in this initiative to help us build a better future for our generations to come.
The 1st June 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the horrific 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
On this tragic day, more than 1,000 homes and Black businesses were destroyed in Tulsa, America.
Estimated deaths range from 50 to 300, over 800 injured and thousands were held under armed guard.
The state’s second-largest African American community and the area known as The Black Wall Street was burned to the ground.
However, this is more than just an incident of senseless murder and destruction, it is one which showcases a united, resilient and thriving community.
Tulsa experienced a great era of prosperity beginning from around 1901 when great oil pools were discovered. The black population of Tulsa was averaging over 20,000 people.
Thousands of African Americans migrated from different states bringing businessmen of all kinds as well as educators, oil prospectors to manual labourers with the mindset to work towards economic betterment which then led to Tulsa being the No. 1 boom Venture of its time. The area blossomed with homes, schools, hospitals, churches, hospitality, retail and businesses and thus our “Black Wall Street” was born. Jobs were at a mass, salaries were generous and money circulated within Tulsa for one whole year before it needed to leave the community.
To pay homage to and share the rich legacy within Tulsa that was “Black Wall Street” with the world!
We as a community will build a Black Wall Street that will be replicated globally, providing jobs and opportunities, leveraging our community and celebrating black excellence, supporting businesses within the black community and providing platforms where we can all grow economically.
With every sale of these commemoration pins we are not just remembering Tulsa for the tragic massacre, but we are continuing their legacy as we believe that if our Black Wall Street still existed today, our community would have been exponentially different.
The money raised from this pin will go back into our black community, We want to effectively be able to make an impactful difference In our homeland “Africa” where we can work to providing resources for Africa to freely thrive, help our youth in areas of difficulties, e.g. financial support, Jobs, Entrepreneurship and any other support sectors needed. Building infrastructures that will aid us in giving us platforms where we can be in control and in demand of our economic growth. Funding and creating a hub for black excellence to thrive.
We all need to REMEMBER TULSA, reflect and never forget. This important part of Black History is never taught or told – our brothers and sisters lifted themselves by their bootstraps – traded among each other and money circulated within the black community for 1 WHOLE Year before needing to leave.
We believe Tulsa could have been the catalyst of our restoration of financial freedom, economic power and generational wealth.
Let us remember our history, while we rebuild our future. Buy your BWS Pin now to add your contribution.
Pre-order your BWS Pin today. Remember our Black Wall Street and put your money back into our community.