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America, Comfortable, and Family: She Was the Richest Black Girl in the World and It's a Shame We Barely Know Her Name Did you Know? Sarah Rector-By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands. Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Territory in 1902. Her parents were Joseph and Rose Rector, all of Taft, Indian Territory. Her story is similar to that of Danny Tucker another black child born in Indian Territory. He, like Sarah had a humble beginning, and he, like Sarah would make headlines for sudden wealth acquired by oil rich land. Early in her life, she received a land allotment like all who were members of the Creek Nation. Like thousands of blacks once held in bondage by the Five slave-holding tribes, (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Nations) she and her family members received land allotments prior to Oklahoma statehood. It was a general practice that Freedmen often receive land considered to be of less value for farming as did citizens declared as Indians By Blood, and Inter-Married Whites. However, the story changed when oil was discovered on her land allotment, near Taft, Oklahoma. Her wealth caused immediate alarm and all efforts were made to put the child Sarah under "guardianship" of whites whose lives became comfortable immediately. Meanwhile Sarah still lived in humble surroundings. As white businessmen took control of her estate, efforts were also made to put her under control of officials at Tuskegee Institute. Much attention was given to Sarah in the press. In 1913, there was an effort to have her declared white, so that because of her millions she could ride in a first class car on the trains. Sarah's life continued as she began to get offers of marriage from around the world, and efforts were made to move her to Tuskegee. Because of the attention of the black press, her life eventually took a better turn, when individuals stepped in to intervene, and obtain a better lifetstyle for her. Not much is written about her adolescence, but it is know that she did attend Tuskegee Institute, and after she completed her studies there, she moved to Kansas City. In 1922, she married Kenneth Campbell. They were known to have many real estate holdings in the area. She and her husband purchased a home that still stands today in Kansas City. -blackpast.org SarahRector theblaquelioness
America, Comfortable, and Family: She Was the
 Richest Black
 Girl in the World
 and It's a Shame
 We Barely Know
 Her Name
 Did you Know?
 Sarah Rector-By the age of 10, she became the richest
 Black child in America. She received a land grant from the
 Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was
 discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this
 oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today).
 Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune,
 Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University
 and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her
 mansion still stands.
Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Territory in 1902. Her parents were Joseph and Rose Rector, all of Taft, Indian Territory. Her story is similar to that of Danny Tucker another black child born in Indian Territory. He, like Sarah had a humble beginning, and he, like Sarah would make headlines for sudden wealth acquired by oil rich land. Early in her life, she received a land allotment like all who were members of the Creek Nation. Like thousands of blacks once held in bondage by the Five slave-holding tribes, (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Nations) she and her family members received land allotments prior to Oklahoma statehood. It was a general practice that Freedmen often receive land considered to be of less value for farming as did citizens declared as Indians By Blood, and Inter-Married Whites. However, the story changed when oil was discovered on her land allotment, near Taft, Oklahoma. Her wealth caused immediate alarm and all efforts were made to put the child Sarah under "guardianship" of whites whose lives became comfortable immediately. Meanwhile Sarah still lived in humble surroundings. As white businessmen took control of her estate, efforts were also made to put her under control of officials at Tuskegee Institute. Much attention was given to Sarah in the press. In 1913, there was an effort to have her declared white, so that because of her millions she could ride in a first class car on the trains. Sarah's life continued as she began to get offers of marriage from around the world, and efforts were made to move her to Tuskegee. Because of the attention of the black press, her life eventually took a better turn, when individuals stepped in to intervene, and obtain a better lifetstyle for her. Not much is written about her adolescence, but it is know that she did attend Tuskegee Institute, and after she completed her studies there, she moved to Kansas City. In 1922, she married Kenneth Campbell. They were known to have many real estate holdings in the area. She and her husband purchased a home that still stands today in Kansas City. -blackpast.org SarahRector theblaquelioness

Her name was Sarah Rector. She was a young black girl born in Indian Territory in 1902. Her parents were Joseph and Rose Rector, all of Taft...

America, Chill, and Drinking: O 4G 14:04 metalwarrior 22 orenjikitty gogomrbrown Follow @linativeboy Native America was filled with large cities and incredible structures yet everyone thinks we were all just primitive ppl running around lost 34 O 4G 14:04 34 Cyn @Xhasca Follow We had pyramids, our own languages, calendars and they still called us savages .@inativeboy Native America was filled with large cities and incredible structures yet everyone thinks we were all just primitive ppl running around I learned in a Latin Studies class (with a chill white dude professor) that when the Europeans first saw Aztedc cities they were stunned by the grid. The Aztecs had city planning and that there was no rational lay out to European cities at the time. No organization. 34 O 4G 14:04 European cities at the time. No organization 99laundry When the Spanish first arrived in Tenochtitlan (novw downtown mexico city) they thought they were dreaming. They had arrived from incredibly unsanitary medieval Europe to a city five times the size of that century's london with a working sewage system artificial "floating gardens" (chinampas), a grid system, and aqueducts providing fresh water. Which wasn't even for drinking! Water from the aqueducts was used for washing and bathing- they preferred using nearby mountain springs for drinking. Hygiene was a huge part if their culture, most people bathed twice a day while the king bathed at least four times a day. Located on an island in the middle of a lake, they used advanced causeways to allow access to the mainland that could be cut off to let canoes through or to defend the city The Spanish saw their buildings and towers and thought they were rising out of the water. The city was one of the most advanced societies at the time. Anyone who thinks that Native Americans were the savages instead of the filthy, disease ridden colonizers who appeared on their land is a damn fool robotsandfrippary 34 O 4G 14:04 mountain springs for drinking. Hygiene was a huge part if their culture, most people bathed twice a day while the king bathed at least four times a day. Located on an island in the middle of a lake, they used advanced causeways to allow access to the mainland that could be cut off to let canoes through or to defend the city The Spanish saw their buildings and towers and thought they were rising out of the water. The city was one of the most advanced societies at the time. Anyone who thinks that Native Americans were the savages instead of the filthy, disease ridden colonizers who appeared on their land is a damn fool robotsandfrippary They've also recently discovered a lost Native Americarn city in Kansas called Etzanoa It rivals the size of Cahokia, which was very Targe as well Tullmetalquest Makes me happy to see people learn about the culture of my country :D 294,346 notas theladyscientist SEGUIR 34 And then came the Spanish... SMH
America, Chill, and Drinking: O 4G 14:04
 metalwarrior 22
 orenjikitty
 gogomrbrown
 Follow
 @linativeboy
 Native America was filled with large cities and
 incredible structures yet everyone thinks we
 were all just primitive ppl running around lost
 34

 O 4G 14:04
 34

 Cyn
 @Xhasca
 Follow
 We had pyramids, our own languages,
 calendars and they still called us savages
 .@inativeboy
 Native America was filled with large cities and incredible structures
 yet everyone thinks we were all just primitive ppl running around
 I learned in a Latin Studies class (with a chill white dude
 professor) that when the Europeans first saw Aztedc
 cities they were stunned by the grid. The Aztecs had
 city planning and that there was no rational lay out to
 European cities at the time. No organization.
 34

 O 4G 14:04
 European cities at the time. No organization
 99laundry
 When the Spanish first arrived in Tenochtitlan (novw
 downtown mexico city) they thought they were
 dreaming. They had arrived from incredibly unsanitary
 medieval Europe to a city five times the size of that
 century's london with a working sewage system
 artificial "floating gardens" (chinampas), a grid system,
 and aqueducts providing fresh water. Which wasn't
 even for drinking! Water from the aqueducts was used
 for washing and bathing- they preferred using nearby
 mountain springs for drinking. Hygiene was a huge part
 if their culture, most people bathed twice a day while
 the king bathed at least four times a day. Located on
 an island in the middle of a lake, they used advanced
 causeways to allow access to the mainland that could
 be cut off to let canoes through or to defend the city
 The Spanish saw their buildings and towers and thought
 they were rising out of the water. The city was one of
 the most advanced societies at the time.
 Anyone who thinks that Native Americans were the
 savages instead of the filthy, disease ridden colonizers
 who appeared on their land is a damn fool
 robotsandfrippary
 34

 O 4G 14:04
 mountain springs for drinking. Hygiene was a huge part
 if their culture, most people bathed twice a day while
 the king bathed at least four times a day. Located on
 an island in the middle of a lake, they used advanced
 causeways to allow access to the mainland that could
 be cut off to let canoes through or to defend the city
 The Spanish saw their buildings and towers and thought
 they were rising out of the water. The city was one of
 the most advanced societies at the time.
 Anyone who thinks that Native Americans were the
 savages instead of the filthy, disease ridden colonizers
 who appeared on their land is a damn fool
 robotsandfrippary
 They've also recently discovered a lost Native Americarn
 city in Kansas called Etzanoa It rivals the size of
 Cahokia, which was very Targe as well
 Tullmetalquest
 Makes me happy to see people learn about the culture
 of my country :D
 294,346 notas
 theladyscientist SEGUIR
 34
And then came the Spanish... SMH

And then came the Spanish... SMH