Black History Month: Day 19 – Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

In the early 1900s, Tulsa Oklahoma  was home to a prosperous African district known as Greenwood.  This district was so successful that a dollar would stay within the district an estimated nineteen months before being spend elsewhere.  Home to many successful black businesses, the "colored district" of Tulsa was much more prosperous than its white … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 19 – Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

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Black History Month: Day 3 – North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

Today I'd like to share the story of the oldest and largest African-American life insurance company in the United States, The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.   I have to admit that I had not heard of this company until recently. I was even more surprised to hear that it is still active, meaning … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 3 – North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company