Tuesday, June 1, 2021

DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, Inc.: Remembering the 1921 Tulsa Massacre

On the morning of May 31, 1921, the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a thriving Black community. By noon on June 1, it wasn't.

Over the course of roughly 24 hours, a White mob, set off by a dubious accusation and abetted by members of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department and the Oklahoma National Guard, obliterated the uniquely prosperous area beloved as Black Wall Street.

As many as 300 people were killed, according to the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, and thousands were left homeless.

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