A Legacy of Survival: 100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre
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About the Event
100 years ago, the majority Black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma was targeted by a white mob in one of the worst cases of racial violence in American history. In what has since come to be called the Tulsa Race Massacre, homes and businesses were burned, and Black Americans were violently attacked. Hundreds were killed and thousands were left without a place to live. Although this was one of the deadliest riots in US history, in the years that followed, it was met with silence and a lack of justice. Decades later, there have been efforts to chronicle what happened through a Commission, but Human Rights Watch argues that state and local officials still need to take steps to repair these harms.