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O.W. Gurley, the Visionary Who Fostered Decades of Prosperity and Wealth for Black Folks with the Creation of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

O.W. Gurley (??? – sometime after 1921)

O.W. Gurley was a wealthy Black landowner, born to former enslaved Africans, who traveled the United States to take part in the Oklahoma Land Grab of 1889. Continue reading O.W. Gurley, the Visionary Who Fostered Decades of Prosperity and Wealth for Black Folks with the Creation of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street