Artwork on display near the OSU-Tulsa campus, situated in the heart of the Greenwood District – home to what was once called “Black Wall Street” before the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. NOTE: The following is an adaptation from the book “Outsider: Tales from the road, the trail and the run.” It has been updated to […]Seen on the run: Remembering Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — proactiveoutside
On this day 100, years ago, one of the worst massacres in the history of the United States occurred here in this city, Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, a mob of white men opened fire on the largest black community and commerce hub known as Black Wall Street, killing over 300 people and burning much of the area to the ground.
This year’s Memorial Day not only commemorates those who fought and died for the US, but also marks the 100th anniversary of the tragedy that eventually set the stage for racial violence, which has lingered to this day. It’s hoped that this event will lay the foundations for more efforts to provide equality to all and not just the few. A look at the Tulsa Tragedy can be found in the link above.