Etiqueta: Tulsa

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How the Word is Passed review: After Tulsa, other forgotten atrocities

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In fewer than 400 pages, Clint Smith’s debut work of non-fiction is an intrepid trek covering lots of ground. Engaging our nation’s “curious institution” – “our un-atoned original sin” – the book purports to examine ...

Tulsa massacre: Biden urges Americans to reflect on ‘deep roots of racial terror’

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In a speech marking 100 years since the Tulsa race massacre, Joe Biden called on Americans to think upon “the deep roots of racial terror” in the United States and to destroy systemic racism in their society. In hard-...

‘The loss is incalculable’: Descendants of the Tulsa massacre on what was stolen from them

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A principios de este mes, the three known survivors of the 1921 Tulsa massacre testified in Congress about the world they lost when a white mob burned their thriving community to the ground. “The neighborhood I fell asleep ...

Tulsa massacre: centennial of white mob rampage to be commemorated in Oklahoma

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One of the darkest chapters in the long and turbulent history of racial violence in America will be commemorated in Oklahoma on Monday, the 100th anniversary of a rampage by a white mob that left an estimated 300 Blac...

‘They didn’t talk about it’: how a historian helped Tulsa confront the horror of its past

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There was no memorial to it in town. Teachers made no mention of it, not even during a half-semester devoted to local history. The white schoolboy Scott Ellsworth of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was left to wonder what the city’s...

‘I am seeking justice’: Tulsa massacre survivor, 107, testifies to US Congress

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For nearly a century she was denied a voice by a culture of silence. Finalmente, a la edad de 107, Viola Fletcher got a national stage on Wednesday to bear witness to America’s deep history of racial violence. Fletcher...