Sen. Trotter Issues Proclamation for Black Wall Street District Chicago
Carter, Sr. said, "This is not about black folks living today this is for future generations...people we will never meet, while paying spiritual homage to those we never met." He said "It's time we move from the mid-bar (the wilderness) and possess the land flowing with milk and honey."
Senator Donne Trotter Proclamation
for Black Wall Street District Chicago (PDF).
Of the 75 businesses on 75th street's run through the 6th Ward, 63 are Black-owned. Lem's, which migrated from 59th street nearly 40 years ago, is one of the oldest tenants on the strip. "When we came, this was a good spot to be in between the traffic," said Lynn Walker, manager of the 54-year-old establishment.
"There are plans for expansion of Black Wall Street Districts in other US cities." said Carter, Sr..
According to a National Black Wall Street Merchants Association, spokesperson. "We are looking at Portland, Oregon, Jackson Ward in Virginia, Duraham North Carolina, and Auburn Avenue in Atlanta." BWSD Rep said "we have individual members all over the world."
Black Wall Street Minnesota (www.blackwallstreetminnesota.com) was added in 2008.
Carter, Sr. said, "This story of Tulsa (1830 to 1921) is intriguing and exciting mainly because it was intentionally kept out of the history books and aggregate of courses of Black study given in a school, college, universities world wide."
Black Wall Street USA, headquarters are in Oakland. BWSD USA is a national organization that represents Black Wall Street District communities throughout the United States. BlackWallStreet.org.
Other Proclamations and Recognitions for Black Wall Street USA
Circuit Court of Cook County Proclamation Black Wall Street District Chicago (PDF)