Today marks the 101st anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma race massacre, a horrific cover-up that has been brought to light in recent years by several documentaries and news stories surrounding the terrorism that permanently altered the fate of a successful community known as “Black Wall Street.”
A 17-year-old white girl accused a Black teenager of assault in downtown Tulsa and violence ensued. There have been countless reports, including from TulsaHistory.org, that 300 or more people were murdered in an act of bloody white terrorism. The media of the time downplayed the destruction of the prosperous community, which caused $1.8 million in property loss according to the New York Times. The brutal massacre of 1921 and Black Wall Street was just one of many.
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