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The Burning of Black Tulsa

The Burning of Black Tulsa

Update: 2021-06-014
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This episode includes disturbing language including racial slurs.

In the early 20th century, Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was an epicenter of Black economic influence in the United States. However, in the early hours of June 1, 1921, a white mob — sanctioned by the Tulsa police — swept through the community burning and looting homes and businesses, and killing residents.

A century later, the question before Congress, the courts and the United States as a whole is: What would justice look like?

Guest: Brent Staples, a member of the New York Times editorial board.

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BB

Love this show & all the content you produce - THANK YOU to the whole production team!! Can we talk about the 1985 Philly bombings next? Let's not wait 100 years, as we did for Tulsa 🖤🙏🏽

Jun 2nd
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