Yesterday and today mark the 100th Anniversary of The Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the darkest periods of American history, and one that was largely ignored for decades. Jill has put together this informative post detailing the horrific events as well as providing additional links for more information. This is something everyone should read and never forget!
Jolly Monday will be along later today, but for this morning I have something of importance to talk about.
Today and tomorrow mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the darkest two-day periods in the history of the United States.
In 1921, there was a 35 square block district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, often referred to as Black Wall Street, known as one of the most prosperous Black communities in the nation. Greenwood boasted restaurants, grocery stores, churches, a hospital, a savings and loan, a post office, three hotels, jewelry and clothing stores, two movie theaters, a library, pool halls, a bus and cab service, a highly regarded school system, six private airplanes and two Black newspapers.
But there was resentment among the white people in Tulsa and in the words of one scholar, Tulsa was a tinderbox just waiting for the spark. That spark came…
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