Sidedoor: Confronting the Past

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Confronting the Past

A 1921 riot destroyed almost 40 blocks of a wealthy black neighborhood in North Tulsa, Oklahoma. No one knows how many people died, no one was ever convicted and no one really talked about it until a decade ago. This is the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre and why it’s important that you know it.


Paul Gardullo and John Franklin, National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Posted: 10 November 2016
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