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In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

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The body of a dead Black man is displayed out in the open on a flat bed truck for other Black men to view as they were being “Interned” at the convention center during the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.

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tulsa race riot 1921 | Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Scott ...

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The Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, housed one of the most successful Black economies in American history. The area is, now, commonly referred to as “The Black Wall Street.” Most of the businesses and homes were burned down in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Money Stayed Inside the Community The dollar circulated 36 to 100 …

Black Wall Street - home to many prominent black businessmen and location of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, a large-scale, racially motivated conflict in which a group of 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.

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"Humiliation - Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 -- One of the places you can visit in Tulsa is a park that is a memorial to those who died and suffered from what some consider the worst "civil disturbance" in American history.

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How The Tulsa Race Riot Suffocated The Truth -In our quest for racial peace, society sometimes conveniently forgets the stunning events of the past which have contributed to the ongoing American narrative. Remembering such phyletic stories is not only key to our survival as a species, but it also illustrates the need for tolerance and healing on the heels of an incredibly dark time in American history. In the case of the Tulsa Race Riots, that time was less than 100 years ago ....

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On June 1, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot ends. The wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District (also known as “Black Wall Street”), is completely destroyed.

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