Tulsa race massacre

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The Tulsa race massacre,[1][2][3][4] sometimes called as the Tulsa race riot, Tulsa pogrom,[5][6][7] or Tulsa massacre, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when 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.[8] The attack was made on the ground and by air. It destroyed more than 35 blocks of the district. At the time it was the richest black community in the United States.

The riot injured over 800 people with an estimate of over 100 people killed.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The history of the Tulsa race massacre that destroyed America's wealthiest black neighborhood". September 21, 2016.
  2. Editors, the; White, Walter F. "Tulsa, 1921 – The Nation" – via www.thenation.com.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  3. Rao, Sameer (May 31, 2017). "It's Been 96 Years Since White Mobs Destroyed Tulsa's Black Wall Street – Colorlines".
  4. "Monica Moorehead, U.S. ethnic cleansing: The 1921 Tulsa Massacre". www.hartford-hwp.com.
  5. Braswell, Sean. "The Forgotten Racial Massacre in America's Heartland".
  6. "Tulsa Still Hasn't Faced the Truth About the Race Riot of 1921". historynewsnetwork.org.
  7. "Why "Race Riot"? On the Need to Change a Misleading Term".
  8. Scott Ellsworth, "Tulsa Race Riot", The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, 2009; accessed 31 December 2016
  9. "1921 Tulsa Race Riot – Tulsa Historical Society & Museum". Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Retrieved June 21, 2018.