The Massacre of Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ (1921)…



White mobs destroyed “Black Wall Street” in 1921. But where are the victims’ bodies? Help our reporting on hidden histories.

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100 years ago, a white mob destroyed an American neighborhood called “Black Wall Street,” murdering an estimated 300 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That incident — known as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — has been largely left out of US history books.

Today, a century later, the city still has a lot of questions. For one, where are the bodies of the victims? As the city’s mayor re-opens the search for mass graves, we take a look at what happened back in 1921…and why finding these graves still matters to the people of Tulsa.

For more reading, check out the links below: Vox’s reporting on an eyewitness account of the horrific attack:… The Washington Post’s in-depth story on the massacre and the current challenges of gentrification:… And to take a look through more digitized photos, audio, and documents from 1921, check out the Tulsa Historical Society’s collection:…







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  1. Pingback: Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ Massacre of 1921: Where are the bodies? | weehingthong

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