Search for Victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre Has Uncovered 27 Coffins

There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #oaklawn-cemetery, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Tom Hanks: The Tulsa Race Massacre Is Every American’s History

Schools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation. 

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

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Greenwood Rising Links Tulsa’s Tragic History to Today’s Struggles

Throughout the South, fluid new museums serve as memorial markers too. Greenwood Rising follows a neighborhood’s history into the present.

#black-people, #culture-arts, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #museums, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #watchmen-tv-program

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Biden Promises Tulsa Massacre Survivors Their Story Will Be ‘Known in Full View’

The president, who has made racial equity and justice central themes of his administration, was in Tulsa, Okla., to commemorate a painful part of the country’s history.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Assigns Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Biden Assigns Kamala Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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The Burning of Black Tulsa

A century after a race massacre that leveled businesses and homes, and killed hundreds, what would justice look like?

#black-people, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #staples-brent, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Biden to Meet With Tulsa Massacre Survivors on Anniversary

President Biden’s visit is part of an effort to lift the silence surrounding the deaths of hundreds of Black residents at the hands of an angry white mob, an episode rarely mentioned in history books.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What the Tulsa Race Massacre Can Teach Us

The project of healing history’s wounds is difficult but necessary work.

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Anniversary Event for Tulsa Race Massacre Unraveled Over Reparations

A centennial commission that raised $30 million for a history exhibit center said the government should be responsible for repaying survivors and their descendants.

#black-people, #fletcher-viola-ford, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #van-ellis-hughes

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100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

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Film or Real Life?

Sometimes a place is more than just a place; it can be a scene. Even the blankest backdrops, like a parking lot or a sun-baked freeway, can shimmer with cinematic potential. Four photographers showed us the movie moments that they found all over.

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A Skillful Narrative of Excavating the Truth About the Tulsa Race Massacre

Scott Ellsworth’s “The Ground Breaking” is about the 1921 massacre and all that has happened since, from silence and cover-up to sustained attempts to learn the full history.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #ellsworth-scott-1954, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-ground-breaking-an-american-city-and-its-search-for-justice-book, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Tulsa Massacre Survivors Testify to Congress

The three known survivors, who were all children in 1921, offered their firsthand accounts of the race massacre at a hearing in Washington.

#black-people, #compensation-for-damages-law, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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History Can Be Erased. It Often Has Been.

I see Republicans trying to alter our perception of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. I do not take that lightly.

#black-people, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

#elections-governors, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #stitt-kevin, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Want to Move to Our Town? Here’s $10,000 and a Free Bike.

With offers of cash, housing and a budding talent pool, smaller cities and states hope to get in on the ground floor of a new era for remote workers.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fayetteville-ark, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #savannah-ga, #tulsa-okla

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New Incentive Programs for Remote Workers in Bentonville, Tulsa, and Savannah

With offers of cash, housing and a budding talent pool, smaller cities and states hope to get in on the ground floor of a new era for remote workers.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fayetteville-ark, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #savannah-ga, #tulsa-okla

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The Haunting of Tulsa, Okla.

A recently unearthed mass grave may soon provide answers about what happened to victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Stanford Study Seeks to Quantify Infections Stemming From Trump Rallies

The researchers used a statistical model to extrapolate infections tied to 18 rallies, and the study’s figures were not based on individual cases traced directly to particular campaign events.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cain-herman, #contact-tracing-public-health, #duluth-minn, #phoenix-ariz, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stanford-university, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Tulsa Mayor Before Trump Rally

Adam Maxwell Donn, 40, of Norfolk, Va., sent dozens of harassing and threatening emails to try to get President Trump’s campaign rally canceled, officials said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harris-kamala-d, #norfolk-va, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #whitmer-gretchen

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Mass Grave Unearthed in Tulsa During Search for Massacre Victims

An excavation found 11 coffins in Oaklawn Cemetery, but painstaking work will be required to identify whether the remains are from Black victims of the 1921 race massacre.

#black-people, #cemeteries, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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99 Years After the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, a Lawsuit Seeks Redress

In 1921, white looters destroyed a prosperous Black business district and killed up to 300 people. In a lawsuit, survivors of the catastrophe and descendants of victims said the city and state needed to rectify the past.

#black-people, #discrimination, #looting-crime, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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In Tulsa, Where Race Relations Are Raw, a White Mayor Feels the Heat

Mayor G.T. Bynum finds himself on the defensive over the presidential campaign, the coronavirus pandemic and the uproar over police abuse.

#bartlett-dewey-f-jr, #black-people, #bynum-george-theron-iv-gt, #elections-mayors, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #robinson-greg-ii, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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A Historic Supreme Court Ruling Upends Courts in Oklahoma

Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.

#cherokee-indians, #criminal-justice, #federal-state-relations-us, #kunzweiler-stephen-a, #lipp-kelsey, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #stitt-kevin, #supreme-court-us, #tulsa-okla

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Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74

Mr. Cain, a business executive who sought the Republican nomination in 2012, had been hospitalized with the coronavirus in the Atlanta area.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #tulsa-okla

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Trump’s Tulsa Rally Drew Sparse Crowd, but It Cost $2.2 Million

New campaign filings show that President Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.2 million for the event last month, which drew a lower-than-expected crowd that disappointed his campaign.

#parscale-brad-1976, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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The Massacre That Destroyed Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’

In 1921, the city of Tulsa erupted in a spasm of hate and fire that destroyed its prosperous Black district. A century later, excavators are uncovering a “crime scene.”

#black-people, #cemeteries, #forensic-science, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

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For Muscogee (Creek) Tribe in Oklahoma, at Long Last Vindication

After decades of betrayals and broken treaties, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Oklahoma is their land, after all.

#harjo-joy, #harjo-suzan-shown, #indigenous-people, #muscogee-creek-nation-okumlgee-okla, #native-americans, #oklahoma, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #treaties, #tulsa-okla

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Coronavirus Surge in Tulsa ‘More Than Likely’ Linked to Trump Rally

Dr. Bruce Dart, the director of the Tulsa Health Department, said Tulsa County had reported nearly 500 new cases of Covid-19 in the past two days.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disease-rates, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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Herman Cain Hospitalized With Coronavirus

The former presidential candidate attended the president’s indoor rally in Oklahoma last month. He was hospitalized on Wednesday.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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Tulsa Police Sergeant, One of Two Officers Shot During Traffic Stop, Dies

David Anthony Ware was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Craig Johnson, the authorities said.

#johnson-craig, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma, #tulsa-okla

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‘Through Art, I Hope That We Can Make One Tulsa’

Talking with two organizers of the movement to reclaim the long-ignored history of Black Wall Street and the Greenwood district’s achievements.

#art, #black-people, #lansana-quraysh-ali, #tulsa-okla, #wortham-jerica

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New Numbers Showing Coronavirus Spread Intrude on a White House in Denial

Both President Trump and Vice President Pence seem oblivious to the new chapter in the pandemic.

#arizona, #birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #fauci-anthony-s, #florida, #pence-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Speaks! And Speaks. And Speaks …

At least those rallies keep him off the streets.

#trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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The Boy Who Cried Fake News

From inside the MAGA gates, Trump can’t see how the world has changed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mcconnell-mitch, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Tulsa Rally: Trump’s Words and Mood

Readers offer their post-rally analysis. One calls the speech a “hate-filled screed.” Another worries that left-wing gloating about low turnout “will only galvanize Mr. Trump’s base.”

#presidential-election-of-2020, #speeches-and-statements, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donald Trump’s Undone Tie: What Does It Mean?

After the campaign rally in Tulsa, an accessory becomes a symbol.

#fashion-and-apparel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ties-apparel, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-fashion

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The President’s Shock at the Rows of Empty Seats in Tulsa

Inside the campaign, advisers believe disappointing attendance at the rally shows genuine fear of the coronavirus and the reality of Mr. Trump’s sliding poll numbers.

#parscale-brad-1976, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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Public Health Experts Reject President’s View of Fading Pandemic

Contrary to Trump’s recent comments, specialists say, recent increases are real, and the virus is like a “forest fire” that will burn as long as there is fuel.

#arizona, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #florida, #gottlieb-scott-1972, #harvard-university, #homeland-security-department, #johns-hopkins-university, #masks, #oklahoma, #south-carolina, #texas, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #university-of-minnesota, #wolf-chad-f, #your-feed-healthcare

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Trump Seeks a Cultural Safe Space Amid a Deadly Pandemic

In his first rally since the global coronavirus pandemic suspended the campaign trail, President Trump played the hits.

#juneteenth, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Tulsa Rally: Covid-19, Protesters and Biden

In his first rally in months, President Trump made multiple statements that were false, misleading or lacked evidence.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Rally Has Tulsa on Edge

Mr. Trump ignored pleas from local officials, shrugged off health warnings and dismissed the grim symbolism of restarting his rowdy rallies in a city where a white mob once massacred black people.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disease-rates, #juneteenth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Live Updates on Trump Rally: President Heads to Tulsa Amid Racial Unrest and Virus Fears

His remarks will come a day after the Juneteenth holiday and during a period of nationwide protests and discussions over racism.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Waiting for Trump: Hats, Flags, Little Fear of the Virus

The line of supporters waiting for President Trump’s first rally since the coronavirus struck offered a vivid illustration of his power over the Republican base even when he is politically vulnerable.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #juneteenth, #presidential-election-of-2016, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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What to Know About the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre

As many as 300 people were killed in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, a thriving black community, and burned it to the ground.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

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Trump’s ‘What Do You Have to Lose?’ Presidency Is Rallying Again

As an encapsulation of the president’s worldview, some former associates say, there is perhaps no beating the text of a campaign waiver: “guests voluntarily assume all risks.”

#anton-michael-1970, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #juneteenth, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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What Time is Trump’s 2020 Campaign Tulsa Rally

Will the thousands of Trump supporters wear masks? What time is the rally? How will President Trump talk about race? What protests will he face? Here’s what you need to know.

#black-people, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #juneteenth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Black Tulsans, With a Defiant Juneteenth Celebration, Send a Message to Trump

The president arrives in a city that is in the midst of addressing long-ignored racist history. People there believe the country as a whole could learn a lot from them.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #race-and-ethnicity, #tulsa-okla

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