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Tulsa and today: 100 years on

Tulsa and today: 100 years on

Update: 2021-06-21
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The United States is set to make the 19th of June - known as “Juneteenth” - a national holiday. The day commemorates the emancipation of slaves.

It marks a shift in American society; of the nation recognising past injustices. And it comes shortly after Joe Biden became the first US President to mark the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

100 years ago, the city in Oklahoma saw a prosperous Black neighbourhood burned to the ground and innocent citizens killed. There were no arrests, no justice. There was just silence.

We talk to the historian Dr Scott Ellsworth and Anneliese Bruner about those events - and the America of today.

Sources: AP, ITN archive, CNN

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