June 1, 1921 white supremacists bombed BLACK WALL STREET and killed over 3000 people and destroyed over 600 businesses. 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, a hospital, bank, post office, and most schools were destroyed. The dead were buried in unmarked graves. It wasn’t till 1997 that Oklahoma decided to pass the “1921 Race Riot Reconciliation Act” which provided decedents of that area a free college education.
Every time I revisit the story about Ruby Bridges it reminds me of all the children who suffered, like myself as well, so much prejudice and discrimination and bias from those whose duty it was to nurture and protect.
Yes, I knew this information. Another good source, besides the MLK Jr. website is the book, "DEAD WRONG: STRAIGHT FACTS ON THE COUNTRY'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL COVER-UPS" by Richard Belzer and David Wayne.