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Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre


On the 31st of May 1921, fears about the possible lynching of a young African-American man wrongly accused of raping a young lady sparked unprecedented racial violence in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. That violence further sparked rioting, shootings, and even an organized attack on what was the wealthiest African-American community in the nation, known as Black Wall Street. As Tulsans prepared to commemorate the centennial of the violence, most Americans had never heard of the worst racial violence in American history. Still, a growing group are seeking the truth about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and accounts of hundreds of missing dead and mass graves.

I was asked to travel to Tulsa to support a group, Project-21, called in to verify accounts of mass atrocities and uncover the truth about the presence of mass graves in and near the city dating back 100 years. The following images provide a visual account of the centennial events that took place, as well as the beginnings of site excavation work at the Oaklawn Cemetery. Project-21 is just beginning its work. I'm looking forward to contributing more to this effort.
  •  Greenwood & Archer

    Greenwood & Archer

  •  Black Panther

    Black Panther

  •  Black Wall Street Corner

    Black Wall Street Corner

  •  Candlelit Hope

    Candlelit Hope

  •  Black Wall Street

    Black Wall Street

  •  Hopeful Future

    Hopeful Future

  •  Friends

    Friends

  •  Looking up

    Looking up

  •  On Greenwood

    On Greenwood

  •  House in Order

    House in Order

  •  Reconciliation Park

    Reconciliation Park

  •  Three Generations at Greenwood

    Three Generations at Greenwood

  •  Vigil

    Vigil

  •  Greenwood Rising

    Greenwood Rising

  •  Team Reparations

    Team Reparations

  •  1921 Headstone

    1921 Headstone

  •  Exacavation Plan

    Exacavation Plan

  •  The Excavation

    The Excavation

  •  The Excavation ii

    The Excavation ii

  •  Common Things

    Common Things



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