Post 21: Downtown Disneyland's First Black-Owned Marketplace - Travel Noire

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by BA 86 Views comments - Opened in 2020, Post 21 a Black-owned marketplace, founded by a mother-daughter duo Juana Williams and Blair Paysinger. It was originally online only, but recently opened a kiosk in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.The marketplace is said to be Disney’s first Black-owned operating partner. “Disney found our website and contacted us by email. They told us they were interested in us, and would we be willing to go through the process that could take as long as a year. We were kind of in shock and went through the motions to make it happen, but it didn’t really sink in until opening day, Black Friday 2021,” Blair Paysinger told Travel Noire. The company’s name honors Tulsa’s Greenwood District, one of the United States’ most prosperous Black communities until May 31, 1921, when 35 city blocks were set on fire, killing 300 people and injuring 800.