by Sherrie Samuels, Communications Manager
Table SALT Group (TSG) recognizes the value of youthful leadership in its appointment of Andrea Peralez as Program Manager for the “Black Wall Street: The Past Informs the Future” curriculum project. The 400 Years of African American History Commission chose TSG to create a curriculum chronicling the rich account of “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are pleased to participate in creating an educational resource that raises the visibility and highlights the contributions of historical successful black business role models and the enterprises they established.
Andrea brings people, technical, and process management skills to TSG from the food and beverage industry. She is a very passionate Gen Z who recognizes the challenge of being Black in America and realizes the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement as an agent of change for the better for everyone. Andrea appreciates her life and she feels that due to the harsh realities of racial injustice, every Black citizen should be praised for the courage to go out and face another day.
The Black Wall Street project is also important to Ms. Peralez due to her passion for African American history, especially the strength exhibited by female heroes of our past and present. The self-respect and self-worth garnished from knowing our history she feels will give us the strength and courage to fight for an equitable society without the disruption of stereotypical behaviors and thought patterns. At the conclusion of this project, she would like to be known as a young mother who made a difference in a community on the path to building and restoring generational wealth.
Follow our progress at the 8th Annual Black Doctoral Network (BDN) Conference where LaRachelle Smith, TSG’s Managing Director will present “Fostering Black Entrepreneurship on Campus: The Path to a New “Black Wall Street”’ on October 31st at 2:00pm (CST). Day passes to the online conference are available for purchase.