No matter the outcome, the effort is a worthy and important use of public funding and time. It is never too late to seek justice. The search for truth in history is valid and necessary, no matter where it leads, the editorial states.
Researchers returned to Oaklawn Cemetery to begin the exhumation of potential graves indentified in October.
The city also announced that exhumation of unmarked burials at Oaklawn Cemetery could take months to complete because of the size of the gravesite and the possible number of burials.
The discovery of the mass grave does not answer all of history's questions. Indeed, it raises as many issues as it resolves. The greatest message of this week's discoveries should be this: As a community, we must push on in a relentless pursuit of truth, wherever it may lead.
"This search for possible homicide victims is part of a long-awaited racial reckoning for the city that includes other efforts such as reforming police practices, addressing health and education disparities and ending voter disenfranchisement," the editorial says.
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The city panel overseeing the search for unmarked graves will receive its first report on subsurface scanning efforts by Oklahoma Archeological Survey scientists on Monday. The effort might find strong evidence of a hidden graves, no evidence or inconclusive evidence.
What happens then if mass graves are not found? Will the "massacre" legend still be perpetuated by the Tulsa World, public school teachers and hack writers, or will history fall back on what happened, not what some want to have happened for their own purposes?
What is even sadder about a particular homeless camp (it is believed) is located atop a mass grave of African-American men, women and children killed during the Tulsa Massacre of 1921.
Last year, Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Tulsa would examine three sites for possible graves: Oaklawn Cemetery; Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens, previously called Booker T. Washington Cemetery; and an area near Newblock Park.
The meeting will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the 36th Street Event Center, 1125 E. 36th St. N.
The descendants of those who suffered nearly a century ago, prayed for this day to come.
The city has an obligation to look for and then identify any victims from the 1921 Tulsa race riot and massacre.
The city will begin with Oaklawn Cemetery before moving on to Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens, formerly Booker T. Washington Cemetery, and property near Newblock Park.
Read more stories at tulsaworld.com/racemassacre.
At least two mass graves containing dozens of people killed by the Nazis have been found on property used by the Austrian army, government officials said Friday. An army statement suggested some of the remains may be that of U.S. pilots shot down and imprisoned during World War II.
It was a chilling discovery: a mass grave of human bones -- skulls smashed and scorched by fire, dog bites on a child's thigh bo
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