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Tulsa Race Massacre: This is what happened in Tulsa in 1921

Tulsa Race Massacre: This is what happened in Tulsa in 1921

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Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country. Businesses flourished along Greenwood Avenue — dubbed Black Wall Street, according to tradition, by the great educator Booker T. Washington. Residential neighborhoods spread out in a bustling community of several thousand souls.

In a little more than 12 hours, it was gone. White mobs invaded Greenwood intent on burning, looting and killing. This is what happened in the 1921.

Tulsa Race Massacre / The Tulsa World Library: See all of the coverage of the race massacre in this special report. 


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