Urban Coders Guild are empowering their students to digitally rebuild Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

The non-profit organisation is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and provides STEM education to middle and high school students from underrepresented communities.

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“While a good many of the businesses were rebuilt after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, none of them exist today,” says Mikeal Vaughn, founder and executive director of Urban Coders Guild, a nonprofit organization providing STEM education opportunities to underrepresented communities in Tulsa.

So the students are reimagining what they would look like today by building the websites. Along the way, they are learning coding skills and learning about a historic event that has only recently been talked about in mainstream media.

(via The 74)

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