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Tulsa Greenwood race massacre
Part of the nadir of American race relations


Homes and businesses burned in Greenwood
Location Greenwood District, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Coordinates 17px-WMA_button2b.png36°09′34″N 95°59′11″WCoordinates: 17px-WMA_button2b.png36°09′34″N 95°59′11″W
Date May 31 – June 1, 1921
Target Black residents, their homes, businesses, churches, schools and municipal buildings over a 40 square block area
Weapons Guns, explosives, intentionally set fires or arson, incendiary devices dropped from airplanes[1]
Deaths Total dead and displaced unknown:
36 total; 26 black and 10 white dead (1921 records)
150–300 black and 50 white dead (1921 estimate by W.F. White)[2]
39 confirmed, 75–100 to 150–300 estimated (2001 commission)[3]
Injured 800+
183 serious injuries[3]
Exact number unknown
Perpetrators White American mob[4][5][6][7][8][9]


Part of a series on the
Nadir of American
race relations

Le Petit Journal 7 Oct 1906 (cropped).jpg

White mob attack in the Atlanta Massacre of 1906


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Tulsa race massacre


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"Tulsa riot" redirects here. For the November 1917 mob attack, see Tulsa Outrage.

The Tulsa race massacre took place May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.[10] Alternatively known as the Black Wall Street Massacre, the Greenwood Massacre, the Tulsa Massacre, the Tulsa pogrom, or the Tulsa race riot,[11][12][13][14][15][16] it marks one of "the single worst incident(s) of racial violence in American history".[17] The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district – at that time the wealthiest Black community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street".[18]

More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals, and as many as 6,000 Black residents were interned in large facilities, many of them for several days.[19][20] The Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics officially recorded 36 dead.[21] A 2001 state commission examination of events was able to confirm 39 dead, 26 Black and 13 White, based on contemporary autopsy reports, death certificates and other records.[22] The commission gave several estimates ranging from 75 to 300 dead.[23][24] snip


Tulsa Race Massacre


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