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Tue, 05.31.1921

The Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma Occurs

Memorial Plaque

On this date in 1921, 300 people died in the Tulsa Race Massacre, mostly Black, at the hands of a white-American mob.

One of the worst race riots in U.S. history lasted two days. Hundreds of people were injured, and over 1000 Black-owned homes and businesses were destroyed. On the 75th anniversary of the riot, the city extended a spirit of reconciliation through the dedication of a black granite memorial in Greenwood, the neighborhood most affected by the conflict.

The Oklahoma Legislature is considering reparations for victims and survivors, and the OWN network created a mini-series for television in 2018.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

1. A black woman speaks of white womanhood. What gives her the right? --slavery, lynching, etc have to do with white women. 2. Would like to speak of it as... A Black Woman Speaks by Beah Richards
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