George Washington Buckner, an African-American physician and diplomat wrote an analysis in St. Louis Argus, on June 24, 1921, an African-American newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri alleging that the massacre was planned. Below is an excerpt of his 1924 write-up.
The five-part miniseries beautifully unveils the history of the Black Wall Street in all its splendor and glory, then takes the viewer through the horrifying destruction of this once prosperous black township.
Regardless of where you live, it’s incumbent upon us ― especially white people, who benefit from the same system that allowed this attack to occur, protected its perpetrators from legal action, precluded its victims from receiving compensation, and hid it from view of the masses for generations ― to seek out the stories that have been purposefully hidden or misrepresented in order to continue perpetuating false, placated narratives of our country’s true past.
In partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, the Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition’s soil collection ceremony marks the first phase of events leading up to the highly-anticipated opening of the Tulsa County Lynching Memorial, which is scheduled to open in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Historic Vernon Chapel AME Church on September 14, 2019.
Chamber leadership will donate a ceremonial copy of board meeting minutes from the weeks following the Tulsa Race Massacre for preservation at the Greenwood Cultural Center as a significant historical document.
Tulsa was as Abu Dhabi is today — bustling, from the black oil that Americans extracted from the grounds below.
In its short history, Oklahoma has bore witness to some of the most horrific acts of racial terror in the United States, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre when white mobsters and klansmen destroyed the thriving Greenwood neighborhood and lynched hundreds of Black citizens. Our disturbing past cannot be hidden; it must be faced head-on.