Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Today in Hip Hop/Urban History

Today was the race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

Today in history in 1921, a major race riot occurs in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twenty-one whites and sixty African Americans will be killed according to some sources. The destruction caused in the area referred to as "Black Wall Street," prompts the first American Red Cross response to a man-made disaster. The Red Cross will report that 1115 houses and businesses belonging to African Americans were burned down, and another 314 were looted. Their statistics will also show that 300 persons were killed, a much higher figure than chronicled by other historical sources.

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