Name that Flyover City — March 30, 2020

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Here’s a review of the questions:

  1. In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of this city flourished with African American businessmen and millionaires. Greenwood earned the name “The Black Wall Street.” In what city was it located?
  2. A hospital in this city went down in medical history on December 3, 1989 when surgeons performed the world’s first kidney, heart, and liver transplant in one person.
  3. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was founded in this city in 1983.

And here are the answers:

  1. Tulsa, OK— O.W. Gurley, a wealthy black landowner, purchased 40 acres of land in Tulsa and named it Greenwood. The Greenwood District grew to be considered one of the most affluent African American communities in the United States for the early part of the 20th century. In 1921, ignited by an incident in which a black teenager was falsely accused of assault, mobs attacked the residents, homes and businesses in the area.
  2. Pittsburgh, PA—A 26-year-old woman underwent the surgery and while multiple-organ transplants had been done before, this was the first one involving the heart, liver and kidney.
  3. Cleveland, OH—Located on the shore of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame had its first induction ceremony in 1986. In case you’re interested, here’s a list of inductees to date.

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