The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: May 19

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May 31, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, when a violent white mob nearly destroyed the formerly thriving and prosperous African American community in the Greenwood district of Tulsa (also known as Black Wall Street). Over 300 African Americans were killed, and thousands were displaced. Hundreds of homes and businesses burned to the ground. In the decades since this occurred, the massacre was covered up, local officials obstructed the redevelopment of Greenwood, and the local chapter of the KKK became one of the largest in the U.S.

Join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), for a conversation with leading policy makers, academics, and researchers on the historical legacy of the Massacre, the effects on current-day policy and organizing debates related to racial justice, and the movement for reparations.

You can sign up for the event here.


  • Keisha N. Blain | Associate Professor, History, University of Pittsburgh; Carr Center, Fellow
  • Rep. Regina Goodwin | State Representative and Chair, OK Legislative Black Caucus
  • Dreisen Heath | Researcher / Advocate, Human Rights Watch
  • Karlos Hill | Department Chair, African and African-American Studies, University of Oklahoma
  • Sushma Raman (moderator) | Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
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