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Chattanooga Recreates Black Wall Street

Chattanooga Recreates Black Wall Street graphic
City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs

If you’re in downtown Chattanooga these days, you’ll see flags celebrating Black-owned businesses in this city.

The flags are part of “Chattanooga Recreates Black Wall Street,” a month-long spotlight on those businesses that is also grounded in history - from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 to Chattanooga’s own past to Juneteenth, which will be a city holiday for the first time this year.

Vanessa Jackson is community program coordinator at the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.