Black History Month 2020 Spotlight

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Black History Month 2020 Spotlight

O. W. Gurley: “The Visionary Builder”

Just around the start of the 20th century O. W. Gurley, a wealthy
African American land-owner from Arkansas, traversed the United States
to participate in the Oklahoma Land run of 1889. The young entrepreneur
had just resigned from a presidential appointment under president Grover
Cleveland in order to strike out on his own.

In 1906, Gurley moved to Tulsa where he purchased 40 acres of land which
was “only to be sold to colored”. Black ownership was unheard of at that
time

Read
http://blackwallstreet.org/owgurley

Pilgrimage to Tulsa February 16th -29th, 2020
facebook.com/events/831492170553769
blackwallstreet.org/pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Tulsa 2020. In accordance with Paying Homage to our
ancestors of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Black Wall Street USA will lead a
global Pilgrimage to Black Wall Street Tulsa in February 2020. February
16th -29th, 2020.
Tours blackwallstreet.org/pilgrimagetouring
Events blackwallstreet.org/pilgrimageactivities
History blackwallstreet.org/ourhistory

Black Wall Street USA National Administration
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blackwallstreet.org/administration
516.847.2334