Tulsa race massacre

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The Tulsa race massacre, sometimes called as the Tulsa race riot, Tulsa pogrom,[1][2][3] or Tulsa massacre, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921.[4][5][6] During the riot, a mob of white citizens attacked black residents and businesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

This is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States.[7] The attack was made on the ground and by air[further explanation needed]. It destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district. At the time it was the richest black community in the United States.

Over 800 people were injured in the riot. It is estimated that over 100 people were killed.[8]

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  1. Braswell, Sean. "The Forgotten Racial Massacre in America's Heartland".
  2. "Tulsa Still Hasn't Faced the Truth About the Race Riot of 1921". historynewsnetwork.org.
  3. "Why "Race Riot"? On the Need to Change a Misleading Term".
  4. "Monica Moorehead, U.S. ethnic cleansing: The 1921 Tulsa Massacre". www.hartford-hwp.com.
  5. "The history of the Tulsa race massacre that destroyed America's wealthiest black neighborhood". September 21, 2016.
  6. Rao, Sameer (May 31, 2017). "It's Been 96 Years Since White Mobs Destroyed Tulsa's Black Wall Street – Colorlines".
  7. Scott Ellsworth, "Tulsa Race Riot", The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, 2009; accessed 31 December 2016
  8. "1921 Tulsa Race Riot – Tulsa Historical Society & Museum". Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Retrieved June 21, 2018.