Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1023 , Segment 1
Episode: Tulsa Race Massacre
- May 28, 2021 6:00 pm
- 24:07 mins
A century ago, one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States flourished in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a neighborhood known as “Black Wall Street.” 100 years ago that community was destroyed in 48 hours. How a likely innocent collision in an elevator exploded into the worst racial violence in US history. And why neither the White nor the Black community wanted to talk about it afterwards. Guest: Scott Ellsworth, historian in Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan and author of "The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice"