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THE 1917 EAST ST LOUIS RACE RIOTS

The Tulsa race riot of 1921 took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has been called "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history." The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district — at that time the wealthiest black community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street".
  • Background 

  • Monday, May 30, 1921 – Memorial Day 

  • Tuesday, May 31, 1921 

  • Wednesday, June 1, 1921 

  • Aftermath 

  • Tulsa Race Massacre Commission 

  • 21st-century state and city actions 

  • John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park 

  • Representation in other media