Tulsa Oklahoma: 1921

 

“Believed to be the single worst incident of racial violence in American history, the bloody 1921 Tulsa race riot has continued to haunt Oklahomans to the present day. During the course of eighteen terrible hours on May 31 and June 1, 1921, more than one thousand homes and businesses were destroyed, while credible estimates of riot deaths range from fifty to three hundred. By the time the violence ended, the city had been placed under martial law, thousands of Tulsans were being held under armed guard, and the state’s second-largest African American community had been burned to the ground.”

1) Given no money from the local, state or federal government after they were massacred and their establishments destroyed.

2) Given no moral support from their fellow American citizens.

3) Ignored throughout history and the survivors were never even given an issue of apology.

Know your history.

Read more: http://digital.library.okstate.edu/ENCYCLOPEDIA/ENTRIES/T/TU013.html

Much needed, it’s important to watch “Before They Die”.

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