Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Dr. Karlos K. Hill about the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 years later.
It was on May 31, 1921 that a white mob in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, went on a racist rampage murdering hundreds of Black residents and setting fire to dozens of Black-owned businesses devastating what came to be known as “Black Wall Street.” For decades the story of the “Tulsa race riots” as they were referred to, remained unknown to most Americans. In recent years the sordid history has taken on greater prominence leading to one of the few remaining survivors of the massacre to testify to Congress some weeks ago. On Monday President Joe Biden issued a proclamation marking a “day of remembrance” on the 100th anniversary.
Dr. Karlos K Hill, Department Chair and Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at University of Oklahoma. His books include The Murder Of Emmett Till: A Graphic History, Beyond The Rope: The Impact Of Lynching On Black Culture And Memory, The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History.
Find out more about Dr. Hill’s work at http://karloskhill.com
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