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The Greenwood Avenue District of Tulsa, Oklahoma was the most prosperous black neighborhood in America gaining the nickname Black Wall Street. However on June 1, 1921, Greenwood was burnt and bombed to the ground by the white citizens of Tulsa. Between 300 and 3,00 people were killed, wounded and missing and 15, 000 blacks left homeless. The Greenwood Massacre/ Tulsa Riot is deemed the worst riot in American History and also the first American city to be bombed by airplanes.


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