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100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

On May 31, 1921, a white mob destroyed Tulsa, Oklahoma's “Black Wall Street,” where Black business leaders, homeowners, and civic leaders thrived. On its centennial anniversary, NBC News reflects on what experts call the single-most horrific incident of racial terrorism since slavery.

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    A day of remembrance

    Biden calls on Americans to face 'dark sides' of history on 100th anniversary of Tulsa massacre

    Biden calls on Americans to face 'dark sides' of history on 100th anniversary of Tulsa massacre

    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said the country needs to come to terms with its dark history around racial injustice during a visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst instances of racial violence in the nation’s …

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    DOCUMENTARY: Blood on Black Wall Street

    DOCUMENTARY: Blood on Black Wall Street

    Ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Trymaine Lee travels to the neighborhood once known as Black Wall Street, where residents say the effects of the devastating violence endured for generations, and Black Tulsans are left asking, "What does justice look like after 100 …

    Once overlooked in classrooms, Tulsa race massacre now seen as 'important' lesson in Oklahoma schools

    Once overlooked in classrooms, Tulsa race massacre now seen as 'important' lesson in Oklahoma schools

    Tulsa massacre is an important lesson in Oklahoma schools. A new law could make it permanent. As the nation prepares next week to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, schools in Oklahoma are pushing to ensure that residents grow up knowing about the tragedy. The effort is an about-face after what many say was years of silence or inadequate education about the topic.

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