The 1921 Tulsa Massacre is considered our country's "worst incident of racial violence." HBO's Watchmen opens in 1921 during the Tulsa Race Massacre, a deeply disturbing real stain on American history, where, on May 31, 1921, a mob of white people attacked a black community.
The Tulsa Massacre, 100 Years Later
In Tulsa, OK in 1921, the Greenwood area, called "Black Wall Street," was one of the most prosperous areas of Black Americans anywhere in the country. But white supremacists erased that legacy with violence that resulted in more than 300 dead and left the area in ruins. We should never forget.