Tuesday, May 25, 2021

What the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

After the Massacre
Department of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library at The University of Tulsa

In May 1921 Greenwood was a prosperous community in Tulsa, Oklahoma known as 'America’s Black Wall Street'. Then, in less than 24 hours, hundreds of Greenwood residents were brutally killed, their homes and businesses wiped out by a mob of racists motivated by resentment toward the Black prosperity found in that community.

Explore Greenwood block-by-block in this excellent interactive New York Times article.

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