Seen on the run: Remembering Black Wall Street and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — proactiveoutside

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.

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Rüdersdorf and the stone that built Berlin

Strolling around central Berlin – from the Reichstag, under the Brandenburger Tor, past the former palaces on Unter den Linden, onto Museum Island and the Berliner Dom, the newly reconstructed Berlin Schloss and the great 19th century museum buildings nearby – it’s rare to consider the hidden history behind each of the grand buildings that […]

Rüdersdorf and the stone that built Berlin

Here’s a travel tip for those longing to know more about Berlin, let alone in this case, Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy! ❤️🙂

Remnants of East Germany, 30 years after its end — The Stringer

EISENACH, Germany (AP) : Thirty years after Germany was reunited, many once-decrepit city centers in the formerly communist east have been painstakingly restored and new factories have sprung up. But many companies and facilities didn’t survive the abrupt transition to capitalism. The mighty West German mark was introduced to East Germany on July 1, 1990 […]

Remnants of East Germany, 30 years after its end — The Stringer

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany — Happy Roundtrip

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important and well-known sights of the city and also the contemporary symbol of (reunited) Berlin. The Brandenburg Gate is the only old city gate (1788) in Berlin that is still standing and was placed in the Russian sector shortly after the Second World War. In 1961, the construction of the Berlin Wall started just behind the Brandenburg Gate.

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany — Happy Roundtrip

Touring Europe while stuck in Berlin — Notes from Camelid Country

Even if Berlin wasn’t in its fifteenth month of a pandemic and the seventh month of a hard lockdown – with the recent addition of a 9pm curfew – this would still feel like a strange year. It’s early May and this morning I awoke to blue skies, brilliant sunlight and soaring temperatures. Nothing strange […]

Touring Europe while stuck in Berlin — Notes from Camelid Country

Where Are The Best Beaches in Germany? — Berlin & Around

8 Unique Beaches in Germany: Plan Your Summer Escape People don’t typically associate Germany with sunshine and sand. I for one only started finding out about beautiful beaches in Germany well into my 3rd year here. 20 more words Where Are The Best Beaches in Germany? — Berlin & Around

Where Are The Best Beaches in Germany? — Berlin & Around

Useful guide for those itching to get a tan or a dip this summer. 😊🌞⛱️

Where Are The Best Beaches in Germany? — Berlin & Around

8 Unique Beaches in Germany: Plan Your Summer Escape People don’t typically associate Germany with sunshine and sand. I for one only started finding out about beautiful beaches in Germany well into my 3rd year here. 20 more words

Where Are The Best Beaches in Germany? — Berlin & Around