100-Years After: Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre

 
The 1921 Attack on Greenwood was one of the most significant events in Tulsa’s history. Following World War I, Tulsa was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” In June 1921, a series of events nearly destroyed the entire Greenwood area. 
 
The vast majority of Tulsa's African American population had been made homeless by the event. Yet, despite efforts by the white establishment to force the relocation of the black community, within days of the violence black Tulsans had already begun the long and arduous process of rebuilding Greenwood. Thousands, however, were forced to spend the winter of 1921–22 living in tents.

The deep scars left by the tragedy remained visible for years. While Greenwood was eventually rebuilt, many families never truly recovered from the disaster. Moreover, for many years the violence became something of a taboo subject, particularly in Tulsa. A state commission was formed in 1997 to investigate. The report recommended that reparations be paid to the remaining black survivors. A team of scientists and historians uncovered evidence supporting long-held beliefs that unidentified victims had been buried in unmarked gravesites.

One of the great tragedies of Oklahoma history, this eruption of bloodshed and destruction in Tulsa has lived on as a potent symbol of the ongoing struggle of black and white Oklahomans to forge a common destiny out of an often troubled past.

 

Join us as we commemorate this event and we must understand the past to ensure the future.

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Program Highlights:
Robert Scott, Co-Chair, DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus
History of the Tulsa Massacre and Veteran Involvement in Greenwood
 
 
The event is sponsored by Global Black Caucus and Global Veterans and Military Families Caucus

 

Location Event Start Time
Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PDT
Washington DC, USA 10:00 EDT
London, United Kingdom 15:00 BST
Frankfurt, Germany 16:00 CEST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18:00 GST
Bangkok, Thailand 21:00 ICT
Beijing, China 22:00 CST

 

 

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1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

 

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WHEN
June 05, 2021 at 4pm - 6pm Berlin Time
WHERE
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Germany
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Terese Sarno
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