ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – On the heels of the 101st anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre on Black Wall Street, the Financial Literacy Institute Inc. welcomed hundreds of attendees and vendors to the 2nd annual Black Wall Street Business Expo at Atlanta on Saturday.
Officials told CBS46 News that a roundtable was also held to educate and rebuild Black Wall Street with mechanisms and practices that fill a gap in generational construction and create new black-owned businesses around the world.
“Holding this event and having so many people receptive to it means the world to me,” says Jasmine Young, CPA and event founder. “It continues to prove that our community wants to engage in the cooperative economy, cares about financial literacy, and wants to build generational wealth.”
Several personalities attended the roundtable, including Morris Brown College President Dr. Kevin James, Pan-African psychologist and activist Dr. Umar Johnson, Food Network chef Cameron Dangerfield, Atlanta television personality Cristyl Kimbrough .
Friends of the Global Movement also introduced the Black Wall Street Card – the first of its kind to place the black dollar in the digital ecosystem.
Officials say a $1,000 grant was awarded by the Black Wall Street Black Business Expo.
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