The Destruction Of Black Wall Street: Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921
The date was June 1, 1921 when "Black Wall Street," the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of racist whites. The riot began with a false accusation of rape ... and the night's carnage left some 3,000 African-Americans dead and over 600 successful businesses lost in a period spanning fewer than 12 hours. This powerful account includes recollections of eyewitnesses to the tragedy, historians and… Show more
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