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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : TULSA RACE RIOT THAT TERRORIZES BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD :
On May 31st 1921 a terrifying and shameful incident in American history began a race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma during which a white mob destroyed the Greenwood district of Tulsa a prosperous African American neighborhood. The death toll from the riot is officially 39, Blacks and 13 and 26 whites - but the real number of deaths will probably never be known. What is known that during 16hrs of terror more than 1200 residences were burned down and around 10,000 people left homeless. The white attackers on the ground used firearms while six airplanes circled overhead dropping incendiary bombs on black homes and shops. shooting down frightened residents when they tried to flee the flames.