Oh Black Wall Street, a place of dreams

Where commerce flourished, and hope gleamed

In the heart of Tulsa, a beacon of light

A community thriving, shining so bright

Businesses owned by women and men

Creating wealth and prosperity, again and again

Thriving in a world where hatred reigned

But in Black Wall Street, love and success reigned

Opportunity and dignity for all

In this proud and powerful, vibrant enclave

Educated and ambitious, they answered the call

To build a future, bold and brave

But jealousy and fear led to destruction

An act of violence, of hatred and strife

Black Wall Street was torn from function

But its legacy lives on, in memory and life

Oh Black Wall Street, we honor your name

A testament to resilience, and strength in the face of shame

Your spirit lives on in us, forevermore

Your story will be told, and never ignored

In the face of adversity, you stood tall

Oh Black Wall Street, you inspire us all

With your courage and determination

You will always be a beacon of inspiration.

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