TULSA 1921: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY | CBS NEWS

It's been 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, a two-day attack on Black Americans in the thriving business district of Greenwood. Hear from survivors, descendants of victims and thought leaders in the CBS News special, "Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy," anchored by "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King.

RARE NEWSREEL FOOTAGE OF THE 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE | CENTER FOR PIUBLIC SECRETS

This rare footage of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was sourced by Lee Roy Chapman and is presented by the Center for Public Secrets.
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#FORTULSA FILMS | CHIEF AMUSAN AND THE REAL BLACK WALL STREET TOUR 

Chief Amusan, a descendent of the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, leads FC Tulsa on a tour of Greenwood and speaks to why education of the Massacre is so important on the 100th anniversary.

REPORTING ON THE IMPACT OF THE TULSA MASSACRE 100 YEARS LATER | FIELD NOTES BY VICE NEWS

In this episode of Field Notes by VICE News, we talk to the team that met survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre, who say they're still waiting for justice 100 years later.

STILL SEEKING JUSTICE | TULSA BURNING: THE 1921 RACE MASSACRE | THE HISTORY CHANNEL

Chief Eguanwale Amusan and Kristi Williams show us reminders around Tulsa of work that still needs to be done.

TULSA MASSACRE SURVIVORS ATTEND THE BLACK WALL STREET MEMORIAL MARCH

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THE TULSA MASSACRE - SENATOR COREY BOOKER VISITS BLACK WALL STREET

The Tulsa Massacre left hundreds dead and leveled the Greenwood community in one of the worst incidents of racist violence in our history, but the terror didn’t end there. That’s why, as president, Senator Cory Booker will create an office to address hate crimes and white supremacist violence.

TRIUMPH OVER TRAUMA: BLACK WALL STREET THEN & NOW | TIDAL

The history of Tulsa’s Black community and history, especially the 1921 Race Massacre, is severely undertold; and mistruths and erasure of this history robs the community of respectful remembrance. 

TULSA RACE MASSACRE SURVIVORS TESTIFY AT US CONGRESS

Three Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis and Lessie Benningfield Randle, testify at a House Judiciary Committee hearing to mark the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre - when a white mob attacked residents, homes and businesses in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Tulsa, OK. 

GREENWOOD BLACK WALL STREET TOUR: THE BEST 2 HOUR TOUR IN AMERICA

Admittedly, like most people living in the United States of America, I did not know the history of the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In fact, I didn’t know anything about Oklahoma at all. But I had heard of Black Wall Street before. Even as an adult, the Black Wall Street Tour blew everything I once thought (or didn’t think!) out of the water. READ MORE AT THE AWKWARD TRAVELER...

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NPR PRESENTS: THE PLANET MONEY PODCAST | BLACK WALL STREET

100 years ago, Black Wall Street was destroyed. But how was it built? And what does it take to get restitution?

TULSA RACE MASSACRE'S WOUNDS STILL UNHEALED | INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY

No Black survivor or descendant has been justly compensated for their losses. That timeline left a gaping wound unhealed for a century -- and that wound is still open on Tulsa’s north side. By Aaron Morrison | Associated Press. READ MORE AT INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY...

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WNYC PRESENTS: BLINDSPOT - EPISODE 1: THE PAST IS PRESENT

On May 31, 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District was a thriving Black residential and business community — a city within a city. By June 1, a white mob, with the support of law enforcement, had reduced it to ashes. And yet the truth about the attack remained a secret to many for nearly a century.

DESCENDED FROM THE PROMISED LAND: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW FROM ODDYSSEY IMPACT

Odyssey Impact Partners with Chief Egunwale Amusan, President of the Tulsa African Ancestral Society, and a descendant of survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, to create an immersive, educational resource to accompany the Odyssey Impact led national social impact campaign for the documentary short film, Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street.
 

Through the eyes of descendants of the Tulsa Race Massacre’s survivors, the film examines the physical, psychological, and financial devastation experienced by the African American community in Tulsa. Its campaign uplifts the generational impact of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the ongoing harm perpetrated against survivors and descendants, and the need for a national examination of America’s historical oppression of its African American population.

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