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Memories Haunted Young Tulsa Race Massacre Survivor

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
A hand-captioned photo reveals the burning Greenwood District during the Tulsa Race Massacre in the early summer of1921.

A fifteen-year-old survivor details an attack by a furious white mob on her Greenwood District family home, which left hundreds of black Tulsans injured and dead, and a prosperous African-American neighborhood in ruins on June 1st, 1921. The account of the Tulsa Race Massacre, being commemorated this week, is part of a two-part documentary on Ozarks African American history, produced circa 2000 by Jacqueline Froelich.

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