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Search Begins for Mass Graves from 1921 Race Massacre in Tulsa

HeadlineJul 14, 2020

In news from Oklahoma, archaeologists and forensic anthropologists have begun digging up part of a Tulsa cemetery looking for mass graves nearly a century after one of the worst massacres of African Americans in U.S. history. In June 1921, a white mob burned to the ground Tulsa’s affluent African American neighborhood of Greenwood, known as Black Wall Street, killing at least 300 residents.

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