The Burning of Greenwood

The Burning of Greenwood

One hundred years ago, a mob burned 35 square blocks of a Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the ground. Sparked by a false accusation and fueled by hatred, racism, and jealousy, the destruction of Greenwood was the worst civil disturbance since the Civil War. Learn more about the Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, race massacre of 1921 with this StoryMap.


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February 8, 2024

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