How Greenwood Became Greenwood

Greenwood gets its name from a community and district founded by Ottaway W. Gurley in northwest Tulsa back in 1905. He bought land in that district as he forecasted it could become a prosperous Black community free of segregation and he was right. By 1920 Tulsa had a population of about 9,000 thriving Black people.

Think thriving entrepreneurs and first Black-owned everything—newspapers, buses, hospitals, churches and more.

Unfortunately, it was burned down by white mobs on May 31, 1921.

Let’s keep the legacy of Tulsa going by putting money back into our communities

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About the Host

Rianka R. Dorsainvil

Rianka R. Dorsainvil, CFP®️ is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of 2050 Wealth Partners a virtual, fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm dedicated to serving first-generation wealth-builders, entrepreneurs, and thriving professionals. Rianka also hosts 2050 TrailBlazers, a podcast aimed to address the lack of diversity in the financial planning profession by engaging industry experts and leaders in conversation.

As an award winning successful, millennial Certified Financial Planner professional, Rianka offers a unique perspective not only on the current state of the financial service industry, but on how to stay relevant in an ever-changing world.

Rianka serves as a member of CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council and CFP Board’s Diversity Advisory Group, is a Forbes Personal Finance Contributor, and has been recognized for her accomplishments and leadership within the industry by leading publications and organizations such as Investment News’ inaugural 2017 Women to Watch Rising Star and Wealth Management’s Ten to Watch in 2018. She has been published in PBS NewsHour, Forbes, USA Today, Black Enterprise, CNBC, Women’s Health, and more.