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Subject:  Tulsa race massacre at year 100 Date:  6/1/2021  8:23 AM
Author:  PucksFool Number:  138373 of 139277

How to Research the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
May 26, 2021 by Neely Tucker

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a mob of whites invaded and burned to ashes the thriving African American district of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street.

It was, then and now, among the bloodiest outbreaks of racist violence in U.S. history. The official tally of the dead has varied from 36 to nearly 300. White fatalities are documented at 13. Some 35 square blocks of Black-owned homes, businesses, and churches were torched; thousands of Black Tulsans were left homeless – and yet no local, state or federal agency ever pursued prosecutions. The event was so quickly dismissed by local officials that today, a century later, several local organizations are still investigating reports of mass graves.

So begins an excellent article at the Library of Congress.
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