Tulsa race riot - The traditionally black district of Greenwood in Tulsa had a commercial district so prosperous that it was known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"). Blacks had created their own businesses and services in their enclave, including several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. Black professionals—doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy—served the community.

Tulsa race riot - The traditionally black district of Greenwood in Tulsa had a commercial district so prosperous that it was known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"). Blacks had created their own businesses and services in their enclave, including several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. Black professionals—doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy—served the community.

1921  Tulsa Race Riot | The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

1921 Tulsa Race Riot | The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Tulsa race riot

Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as the Black Wall Street and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

The Tulsa Race Riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as the Black Wall Street and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

Tulsa race riot

Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice

The Tulsa massacre These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

The Tulsa massacre These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

REASONS WHY THE OKLAHOMA TULSA RACE RIOT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED

5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

REASONS WHY THE OKLAHOMA TULSA RACE RIOT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED

One you may not have heard of is the Tulsa Race Riot. In 1921, an entire city was burned to the ground due to a racial disturbance and retaliation.

Community Post: 18 Black History Facts You May Not Know

One you may not have heard of is the Tulsa Race Riot. In 1921, an entire city was burned to the ground due to a racial disturbance and retaliation.

Tim Story, Zero Gravity Developing Feature About Historic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot; Story To Direct

Tim Story, Zero Gravity Developing Feature About Historic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot; Story To Direct

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.

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.

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