Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"an eyewitness account of the May 31, 1921, racial massacre that destroyed what was known as Tulsa, Oklahoma’s 'Black Wall Street'"

SM:

As in other places, the Tulsa race riot started with newspaper reports that a black man had assaulted a white elevator operator.

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More than 35 blocks were destroyed, along with more than 1,200 homes, and some 300 people died, mostly blacks.