Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession

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.”


Community Village‘s insight:


Did you learn about this in high school, or college?

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