365 Black History: May 31st – Black Wall Street Bombed by Airplane, Race Riot Erupts, Legislation Enacted, & NAACP’s First Conference


The 365 Black History serious is designed to give our community a chance to learn and appreciate the achievement, struggles and experience of our ancestors, inventors, business people, scientific, educators, children and more.

On May 31st in Black History

1870 – Congress passes first Civil Rights Enforcement Act.

1909 – NAACP holds first conference (as the National Negro Committee).

1921 – Black Wall Street Business District Destroyed, Homes Burned, Thousands Killed as Race Riot Erupts after being Bombed by airplane



Our history has a long, glorious and bright light that has shown since the dawn of time. However, it has long been hidden from us as if we were blind.

Now is the time to come together and consciously grow our understanding of our ancestors, culture, history and place in this world. The only way we can do this tie the knot of our past with our present to create the future we all desire.

May 31


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