The term “race riot” does not adequately describe the events of May 31 – June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.
“I want you to think about wealth in this country. Who has it? Who doesn’t? A study by the Pew Research Center found that, on average, whites have 20 times the wealth of blacks. Why is that? When there’s a question that puzzles you, you must investigate.”
“It’s a nontraditional curriculum for a language arts teacher, but I aim to teach students to connect the dots about big ideas that matter in their lives — and I use both history and literature to explore injustice.”
“Forgetting about what happened and burying it without dealing with it is why we still have problems today.”
Did you learn about this in high school, or college?
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