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Tulsa race massacre

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Survivors From 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Seek Restitution

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Tulsa race massacre of 1921: The painful past of 'Black Wall Street' | USA TODAY

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Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business | PBS

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Footage of the Prosperous Greenwood and the Tulsa Massacre | Smithsonian Channel

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Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre file lawsuit | GMA

The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents, some of whom had been deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US. Alternatively known as the Tulsa race riot or the Black Wall Street massacre, the event is considered one of "the single worst incident[s] of racial violence in American history", and is believed to be one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the history of the United States. The attackers burned and destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the neighborhood – at the time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street".
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  • Background 

  • Encounter in the elevator 

  • Newspaper coverage 

  • Stand-off at the courthouse 

  • Taking up arms 

  • Violent outbreaks 

  • Wednesday, June 1 

  • Fires begin 

  • Daybreak 

  • Attack by air 

  • Franklin's account 

  • Arrival of National Guard troops 

  • Casualties 

  • Identities of the Black victims 

  • Public Safety Committee 

  • Rebuilding 

  • Tulsa Union Depot 

  • John A. Gustafson 

  • Breaking the silence 

  • Olivia Hooker 

  • Eldoris McCondichie 

  • Lessie Benningfield ("Mother Randle") 

  • Hal Singer 

  • Vernice Simms 

  • Search for mass graves 

  • Reconciliation 

  • Survivors' lawsuit 

  • Renewed calls for restitution 

  • President Biden's visit 

  • Present-day Black Wall Street 

  • Literature 

  • Film and television 

  • Music and art