100 years after the bloody destruction of “Black Wall Street,” historians Scott Ellsworth and Keisha N. Blain reflect on what..
Tulsa race massacre
Mass violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US in 1921
The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, some of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US. Alternatively known as the Tulsa race riot or the Black Wall Street massacre, the event is considered one of "the single worst incident[s] of racial violence in American history". The attacks burned and destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the neighborhood – at the time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street".