Tulsa race massacre

  • The Reconstruction Origins of "Black Wall Street"

    by Alexandra E. Stern

    Understanding Tulsa's Black Wall Street as a product of the rise and fall of Reconstruction helps to think more productively about how the Tulsa massacre speaks to the policy problems of racial justice. 

  • The Forgotten Women of Black Wall Street

    "Emerging scholarship on Greenwood is showing that Black women were as critical to building Greenwood as they were to helping Black people survive the massacre, and rebuild the neighborhood afterward."

  • The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre

    Mary E. Jones Parrish and Eddie Faye Gates researched and published some of the most important accounts of the Greenwood massacre in Tulsa, but their names and work were consigned to obscurity as white authorities suppressed knowledge of the events. 

  • Goin' Back to T-Town

    PBS's American Experience is offering online viewing of its 1993 documentary on the Greenwood district of Tulsa and the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. 

  • 100 Years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, Lessons from my Grandfather

    by Gregory B. Fairchild

    The centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre is a call to consider how disadvantaged communities can gain access to capital and build the kind of prosperity that characterized the Greenwood district before 1921 and eluded it afterward, says a professor of business whose grandfather survived the riot.

  • What The Tulsa Race Massacre Destroyed

    "Piecing together archival maps and photographs, with guidance from historians, The New York Times constructed a 3D model of the Greenwood neighborhood as it was before the destruction."

  • How 24 Hours of Racist Violence Caused Decades of Harm

    by Jeremy Cook and Jason Long

    Census analysis shows how the Tulsa race massacre inaugurated a U-turn in the economic fortunes of the city's black community and gives a sense of the value of property lost. 

  • What Is Critical Race Theory And Why Did Oklahoma Just Ban It?

    by Kathryn Schumaker

    Attacks on "critical race theory" in Oklahoma's legislature are part of a political effort to prevent discussion of the state's racist past – the legislature made CRT a culture war issue as the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre approaches. Here's why we need more, not less, of the ideas behind CRT.