In this episode of Behind the Headlines, host Teri Barr talks with Tulsa World Editor Jason Collington and reporters Randy Krehbiel and Kendrick Marshall. They share some of the new information learned while covering the anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre this year, along with the many things that remain unknown, and why a search for answers still continues. The horrible historic event, which left 35 square blocks in ashes and hundreds dead over the course of Memorial Day weekend 1921, erased decades of success for African Americans who had built solid homes and prosperous businesses in the Greenwood District of the city, also known as “Black Wall Street.” Many believe it started when a young black man, 19-year-old Dick Rowland, was accused of assaulting the white elevator operator, 17-year-old Sarah Page, triggering the mayhem that followed. "Revisit the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre": https://tulsaworld.com/news/revisit-the-history-of-tulsas-race-massacre-of-1921/article_0e9e3208-a109-11ea-8fcb-d779f15e9e22.html 2009 coverage, "The Questions That Remain": https://www.tulsaworld.com/app/race-riot/default.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The story of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 — the Greenwood District destroyed, and at a minimum dozens killed, hundreds injured and thousands left homeless — will be going worldwide in the next year like never before.
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The criticism surfaced on blogs and social media after the Tulsa World published an article announcing that the documentary, "America in Color," includes rare footage showing the Greenwood community before what has become known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
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