The Black Dorr Street Market Opens for Business

Sojourner’s Truth Staff

Tony and Angela Rivers provided a treat for businesses in the Dorr Street area on July 2 as they organized the inaugural Black Dorr Street Market event.

Two dozen vendors selling everything from clothing to jewelry to perfumes and accessories opened for business on Dorr Street between Detroit and Smead, from noon to 6 p.m. on a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon.

While the Rivers have organized such events previously, this was the first one dubbed the “Black Dorr Street Market” in honor of the legendary Black Wall Street of Tulsa, OK, that was destroyed by white rioters just over 100 years ago, said Tony Rivers.

“We wanted to showcase the businesses on Dorr Street,” he added.

The vendors, said Rivers, were extremely happy with business. He estimates that over 200 visitors stopped by during the day to check out the goods, enjoy the music and sample the goodies provided by the two food trucks on site.