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Black Wall Street Market opening in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The new Black Wall Street Market in South DeKalb County is set to open on Oct. 30.

The marketplace is the first of its kind for the City of Stonecrest and is a nod to the original Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In the 1900′s Tulsa’s Black community formed the Greenwood District.

It was there where Black people owned land and businesses.

But, in 1921 an angry White mob burned Black Wall Street down and slaughtered a number of its residents in what was later known as the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Matthew Hampton is the director of the new Black Wall Street.

“This will be a real cultural experience,” said Hampton.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington got a special tour of the 125,000 square foot marketplace.

Hampton said the New Black Wall Street Market aims to change the way people access and showcase Black-owned businesses.

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The space is designed to look like a downtown shopping area...

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