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In Fortune's coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the authors uplift stories from the community's prosperous historic growth, the two days of deadly and well-organized brutality and destruction by white people, and Black Wall Street's legacy of entrepreneurship that continues today. 


Among many current Tulsa entrepreneurs profiled in the piece, Glory Wells speaks about her family's restaurant. It's located in the middle of the Greenwood Historic District, and Wells notes, "This particular location is a good fit for our family, given that we possess the entrepreneurial spirit that has always been present in this historic area." While the legacy of Black entrepreneurship in Tulsa and across the US couldn't be more robust, funding has not matched this expertise — today, Black founders receive <1% of venture capital. 


Borrowing words from Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, "One hundred years later, Tulsa reminds me why we need history. We remember to mourn, honor, and recognize what has too often been overlooked. We remember to learn, to repair, and to renew our commitment to a more equitable, more just future. We remember to face up to and grapple with tragedy; we remember to move forward."


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