Saturday, August 9th is The Black Wall Street Festival! The event begins at 1pm at The BK Lounge Parking Lot and will end at 7pm. If you are in the Bridgeport area please stop by! What is The Black Wall Street Festival? I’m glad you asked!
Eldorado Anderson, of Dream Life Works Inc. is celebrating his 35th birthday. He is celebrating by giving back to the community. He wants to display a portion of our history that he hopes to see thriving before his days on earth are gone. How awesome is that?
In the early 20th century, there was a section of Tulsa, Oklahoma called “Black Wall Street” and at its prominence was the most thriving and profitable black community in the nation. Unfortunately, the town and its community was destroyed during one of the worst race riots in United States history. Over 600 businesses, including churches and schools, were burned to the ground. History books have yet to make mention of this Mecca of our history and tried its best to hide the devastation that occurred when it was burned down in 1921. However, despite this tragic event, the people of Tulsa stayed with the motto that “Every Child Must Be Educated”, and this is the premise of The Black Wall Street Festival.
He would love for us and especially our children to be in an atmosphere of “minority” entrepreneurs, who own or represent businesses, that affect our community every day.
On August 9th, between 1:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., in the parking lot of BK Lounge located at 560 Newfield Avenue in Bridgeport, CT, we will recreate “Black Wall Street” with over 30 vendors that represent our community.
Vendors have donated:
- gift certificates
There will be music, food, games, face-painting, live performances, speakers, poets, and many other activities during the day.
There’s still time to make a donation if you’d like to support The Black Wall Street Festival. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate a service or good of your choice, that would be greatly appreciated. Everyone in attendance will receive a raffle ticket upon entering the event.
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What a great way to celebrate your birthday right? If there were more Eldorado’s in the world? Imagine! Back to school sales are going on right now! It’s not TOO late to call up your local Staples or Target to get some items donated! How did you celebrate your birthday?