Oh, Black Wall Street, your story we still tell,
A tale of triumph and tragedy that we all know well,
Your streets once bustling with Black excellence,
Now bear the scars of hate's malevolence.

Those who dared to dream and dared to strive,
Built a community where Black lives would thrive,
Hotels, banks, and schools we can't deny,
Despite the odds, they reached for the sky.

But jealousy and bigotry, a destructive force,
Crumbled the hopes of a community, without recourse,
In flames and ashes, a dream was crushed,
But the spirit of Black Wall Street could not be hushed.

From the ruins, we see the strength of your roots,
Your legacy inspires us to push beyond limits and strive for truth,
Your success fuels the hustle game of generations to come,
We carry your story with pride and keep your legacy from being undone.

Oh, Black Wall Street, your story is our own,
A testament to our resilience, we have grown,
We honor you by building on the foundation you laid,
And strive to make sure your legacy is forever displayed.
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