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The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in Pictures

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot in Pictures

In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

The race riot of 1906 made international headlines and threatened Atlanta’s image as a thriving New South city. On September 22, 1906 newspapers reported alleged assaults on four white women by black men. After the report white angry men gather in the streets of Atlanta, Georgia with the intentions of attacking and killing every black man they found.   https://blackthen.com/the-race-riot-of-1906-that-threatened-atlantas-image-as-a-thriving-new-south-city/

The race riot of 1906 made international headlines and threatened Atlanta’s image as a thriving New South city. On September 22, 1906 newspapers reported alleged assaults on four white women by black men. After the report white angry men gather in the streets of Atlanta, Georgia with the intentions of attacking and killing every black man they found. https://blackthen.com/the-race-riot-of-1906-that-threatened-atlantas-image-as-a-thriving-new-south-city/

The Black Star Line was the steamship company operated by Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) in Harlem at 114 West 138th Street, from 1919 to 1922.

The Black Star Line was the steamship company operated by Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) in Harlem at 114 West 138th Street, from 1919 to 1922.

The lynching of 16 year old Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, 1920 - Lynching in the United States 18  Best of Web Shrine

The lynching of 16 year old Lige Daniels, Center, Texas, 1920 - Lynching in the United States 18 Best of Web Shrine

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - Two days of riot precipitated by the Ku Klux Klan to run the wealthiest Black district in the US out of town. The National Guard was brought in on June 1 at noon arresting Blacks and bombs were dropped by 6 aircraft leveling 600 businesses, killing many people. The KKK watched the city burning from a distance. Documents surrounding the incident are hard to find. Military force was used with racial motivation to exterminate. Search for "Black Wallstreet"

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - Two days of riot precipitated by the Ku Klux Klan to run the wealthiest Black district in the US out of town. The National Guard was brought in on June 1 at noon arresting Blacks and bombs were dropped by 6 aircraft leveling 600 businesses, killing many people. The KKK watched the city burning from a distance. Documents surrounding the incident are hard to find. Military force was used with racial motivation to exterminate. Search for "Black Wallstreet"

Tulsa, Oklahoma "race riot" a.k.a. white massacre of Black people who were managing to become successful in the early part of the 20th century.

Tulsa, Oklahoma "race riot" a.k.a. white massacre of Black people who were managing to become successful in the early part of the 20th century.

Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot  In 1921, Greenwood, a successful, all-black enclave in Tulsa, was the site of the dea...

Greenwood, Okla.: The Legacy of the Tulsa Race Riot In 1921, Greenwood, a successful, all-black enclave in Tulsa, was the site of the dea...

A Documented History Of the Massacre which occured at Rosewood, Florida, in January 1923.

A Documented History Of the Massacre which occured at Rosewood, Florida, in January 1923.

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