Americans gather to remember the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre on Black Wall Street

by adminpublished on June 6, 2021

A century ago this week, the wealthiest Black community in the U.S. was burned to the ground. The Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a thriving community of Black entrepreneurs and businesses. The town, founded by the descendants of slaves, earned a reputation as ‘Black Wall Street.’ On May 31, 1921, a white mob perpetrated one of the worst race massacres in U.S. history. Countless Black people were killed and 1,000 homes and businesses were looted and set on fire. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

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