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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 06:25 PM

Sarah Rector - The Richest Colored Girl In The World

Sarah Rector was born in 1902 near the all-black town of Taft, located in the eastern portion of Oklahoma,[2] in what was then Indian Territory. She had five siblings. Her parents, Rose McQueen and her husband, Joseph Rector (both born 1881)[3] were descendants of African people who had been slaves owned by the Muscogee Creek Nation Creek Indians before the Civil War,[4] and which became part of the Muscogee Creek Nation after the Treaty of 1866. As such, they and their descendants were listed as freedmen on the Dawes Rolls, by which they were entitled to land allotments under the Treaty of 1866 made by the United States with the Five Civilized Tribes.[

The parcel allotted to Sarah Rector was located in Glenpool, 60 miles (97 km) from where she and her family lived. It was considered inferior infertile soil, not suitable for farming, with better land being reserved for white settlers and members of the tribe. The family lived simply but not in poverty; however, the $30 annual property tax on Sarah's parcel was such a burden that her father petitioned the Muskogee County Court to sell the land. His petition was denied because of certain restrictions placed on the land, so he was required to continue paying the taxes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Rector

Money Over Race: The Story of Sarah Rector, The Black Girl So Wealthy She Was Considered To Be White
https://www.ranker.com/list/life-of-sarah-rector/genevieve-carlton




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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:07 PM

1. Thanks for introducing me/us to Sarah!

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:43 PM

2. She owned a home here in Kansas City...

At 12th Street & Agnes. It's boarded up now and has been for years but I hopeful that there are plans to renovate it...

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Fri Apr 23, 2021, 09:15 PM

3. Maybe that's what the 1913 Tulsa massacre was about:

"we shoved you onto that shit land way outside town and then you made us look bad by becoming rich anyway"

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