Friday, September 24

Tulsa Massacre: What Happened in the Hidden “Black Wall Street” Massacre, One of the Worst Racist Crimes in US History


  • Beatriz Díez (@bbc_diez) *
  • BBC News World

Burning houses in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921

Image source, Reuters

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During the outbreak of violence, explosives were dropped from the air at the residents of the so-called black Wall Street.

It was one of the worst massacres against the black community in the United States, but it is practically unknown.

“I am here to seek justice,” Viola Fletcher told the US Congress last week.

“I am here to ask my country to acknowledge what happened in Tulsa in 1921.”

Fletcher, 107, is the longest surviving survivor of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, massacre, one of the most tragic episodes in the city’s history.


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