Dr. Andrew Jackson was recognized as the finest and most competent Black surgeon in the country. A graduate of MeHarry Medical School, he was the son of a former slave. Jackson was murdered by the White mob in front of his home for his success.
John B. Stradford
built the luxurious 54-room Stradford Hotel, considered at the time, the finest Black owned hotel in the country. Stradford also owned fifteen rental houses and an apartment building and was the richest Black man in Tulsa before the riots.
John and Loula Williams and family
. The Williamses owned a successful auto shop a popular confectionery, residential quarters, rental space for attorneys offices and an 800-seat movie theater.
The O.W. Gurley Hotel
was one of the finest hotels in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Built by O.W. Gurley, Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois stayed there when he visited in 1921, before the deadly riots.
was a successful businessman and community leader, owning one of the finest hotels and a construction company that built houses for sale and rent in Tulsa.