Honoring Black History Series: This month as a part of our commitment to honor black history, Access team members will be sharing about businesses, books, literature, stories, podcasts, films, songs, or pieces of art created by black authors, leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists that have impacted us.
- Why do you want to share this with others?
- How did you find out about it?
I had the opportunity and privilege to learn about Black Wall Street of Durham, NC through the Closing the Hunger Gap Conference in 2019. While there for the conference, we visited a credit union on Parrish Street and heard from local leaders about the history of Parrish Street, their own experiences living in Durham, and a little bit about what Parrish Street is like today.
- What shifted for you when you learned about Black Wall Street?
My learning and exposure to Black Wall Street (and other conversations and learning opportunities -Tunde Wey) has caused me to think more about wealth building in and with communities of color. It’s also challenged me to think about what sacrifices I can make as a white person, especially financially, to support and contribute to the wealth building of people of color. I can make the choice to shop or eat at businesses owned by people of color in my local community to make a greater impact and consider the impact of my dollar.