Tulsa Race Riot -1921

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Tulsa, OK in the early 1900s. Black owned oil companies, law firms, train stations, grocery stores, jewelry stores, movie theaters, and medical schools just to name few. On May 30th, 1921 it was alleged that a black man assaulted a white woman. A race riot occurred destroying the town of 600 black owned businesses. Making it one of many successful black towns that was cowardly destroyed. This kills the myth that we never worked for anything because when we had our own, it was wiped out.

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Tulsa, OK in the early 1900s. Black owned oil companies, law firms, train stations, grocery stores, jewelry stores, movie theaters, and medical schools just to name few. On May 30th, 1921 it was alleged that a black man assaulted a white woman. A race riot occurred destroying the town of 600 black owned businesses. Making it one of many successful black towns that was cowardly destroyed. This kills the myth that we never worked for anything because when we had our own, it was wiped out.

After the attacks on 9/11, many claimed it was the 1st instance of a terrorist assault from the air on American civilians. Such assertions are only true if one discounts the experiences of Blacks living in Tulsa in 1921. After a rumor spread that a young Black man raped a white woman, a mob of white men formed a lynching gang. The Black community stepped forward to defend the man & an armed confrontation ensued. Later 6 biplanes were dispatched, which dropped incendiary bombs on Black…

It Can't Happen Here: There is Precedence for Air Attacks on US citizens on Domestic Soil

After the attacks on 9/11, many claimed it was the 1st instance of a terrorist assault from the air on American civilians. Such assertions are only true if one discounts the experiences of Blacks living in Tulsa in 1921. After a rumor spread that a young Black man raped a white woman, a mob of white men formed a lynching gang. The Black community stepped forward to defend the man & an armed confrontation ensued. Later 6 biplanes were dispatched, which dropped incendiary bombs on Black…

Ocoee, Florida. A total of 330 acres plus 48 city lots owned by 18 Black families living in Ocoee, Florida, were lost after a violent Election Day attack on the Black community in 1920, known as the Ocoee Massacre. Some were able to sell their land at a fair price, but most were not. In 2001, the land lost by the 18 Ocoee families, not including buildings now on it, is assessed by tax officials at more than $4.2 million, according to the AP report. The true market value is probably a lot…

Black Then

At Black Then, we frequently see interesting photos that give us a glimpse into the past. They tend to show us a piece of black history that is often not covered in textbooks, in history classes, or shown in the media. In a photo that we found on Black History Album , we see this great image called

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack…

In 1923, Rosewood was a primarily Black town in Florida. One day a White woman living in a nearby town had been beaten and robbed. Afraid they would find the real attacker who was her husband, she told police and her town residents that it was a Black man. Immediately a mob of White men and women took to the streets to find the so called attacker. The first Black Man they ran into was Sam Carter. He was tortured relentlessly until he admitted to participating in the White woman’s attack…

Black Wall Street Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Greenwood District, Tulsa

Black Wall Street Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

Emory Associate Professor of African American Studies, Carol Anderson, discusses some of the lesser know instances of racial prejudice in a series of videos ...

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A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago

The Tulsa Race Riot by B.C. Franklin

A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago

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A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 95 years ago

Five deadly race riots in America that destroyed successful and thriving black communities and businesses - Face2Face Africa

Five deadly race riots in America that destroyed successful and thriving black communities and businesses - Face2Face Africa

Greenwood was the most thriving African-American neighborhood in the United States before the Tulsa riot in 1921, where it was attacked by a white mob. The massacre which began on May 31, 1921, resulted in two days of bloodshed and destruction. The rampaging white mob attacked and destroyed the properties of the black inhabitants living in Greenwood, leaving...

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