Black Wall Street Homecoming began in 2015 as a tribute to historic downtown Durham’s own “Black Wall Street” on Parrish Street, a four-block hub of businesses and financial services owned by black entrepreneurs in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This annual event serves as a symbol of Black Wall Street’s impact on Durham’s history and economic growth through the decades and to today. Celebrate and learn from diverse, multicultural entrepreneurs, their investors, and the community that supports them. BWS serves entrepreneurs. investors. students. ecosystem supporters. people who just want to learn.