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.
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.
These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots
May 31,1921The Tulsa Riots was the worst riot in American History. 15K Blacks were left homeless, Appr. 300 - 3000 died, wounded and/or missing, 1500 homes were burned to the ground & over 600 Black owned businesses were bombed in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the 1st American city bombed by airplanes. More people died this day than in any single event since the Civil War. White historians wiped their footprints from the sand. Reference can't be found in any history…
Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot