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Remember & Invest: Remembering Our Past & Investing in Our Future

Black Wall Street & The Tulsa Race Massacre

Black Wall Street Massacre

One hundred years ago, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, OK, was a prosperous Black community with thriving businesses, including grocery stores, banks, libraries, and much more; one of the most affluent African-American communities in the country, leading to the nickname, "Black Wall Street."
The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked black residents and businesses. The event remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and one of the least-known: News reports were largely squelched, despite the fact that hundreds of people were killed and thousands left homeless.

Why Is This Important...

The United States has never fully accounted for the wrongs of slavery, Jim Crow, lynching and destruction of Black Communities throughout America. Instead, black people in the US continue to experience segregation, discrimination, inequality, and state violence on a regular basis. The mass protests stemming from pervasive racial inequality and unlawful killings of black people, like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, reflect the US failure to provide redress for this long history of abuse.

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Eyeseeme has Partnered with The Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association


The Remember & Invest project gives us an opportunity to build awareness about this part of our collective national history. Moreover, your support will be an investment in a Black Owned Business and help invest in the MNIA Scholarship and help support Black Excellence.

Book Drive

The goal of the Remember & Invest project is:

  • *Awareness - Spread books throughout the community on Black Wall Street & The Massacre

  • *Support – Support a black owned business by purchasing books from Eyeseeme Bookstore

  • *Investment – A portion of the book sales will be donated to the MNIA Scholarship Fund

How You Can Help...

  • Donate - Sponsor a Class – Each Class Set = $600 and includes 30 sets of books, every student in the class receives a book to take home. Donate Here: 

 
  • Buy Books on Black Wall Street - A portion of all book sales will be donated to the MNIA Scholarship Fund.

Use the Code: #Remember&Invest at checkout.

     

    Author Event: HBCU Made A Celebration of the Black College Experience

    Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m.

    Ethical Society of St. Louis
    9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
    Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited.

    In Celebration of Black Hisotry Month and in partnership with St. Louis County Library, Harris Stowe State University and St. Louis Public Radio...

    In Conversation with Marissanne Lewis-Thompson - St. Louis Public Radio Newscaster

    Host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Ayesha Rascoe presents a joyous collection of essays about historically Black colleges and universities. Edited by Rascoe and with a distinguished set of contributors including Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams and Branford Marsalis, “HBCU Made” offers moving and candid reflections about the schools that nurtured Black leaders in the arts, public service, business, and more. This book is for proud alumni, current students, and anyone considering an HBCU.

    Books for signing will be available for purchase from EyeSeeMe.

    Purchase your copy now and pick it up at the event.

    Author Event “Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine”

    Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

    Florissant Valley Branch
    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    As an ER physician and professor in academic medicine, Uché Blackstock is profoundly aware of the systemic barriers that Black patients and physicians continue to face. Dr. Blackstock’s memoir, “Legacy,” is a journey through the critical intersection of racism and healthcare. “Legacy” is Dr. Blackstock’s odyssey from child to medical student to practicing physician—to finally seizing her own power as a health equity advocate against the backdrop of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Books for signing will be available for purchase from EyeSeeMe.

    Purchase your copy now and pick it up at the event.