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Candles are lit in the streets of Greenwood in honor of the Tulsa Race Massacre


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The Tulsa genocide that took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921 devastated and destroyed the Greenwood district of Oklahoma City, killing some 300 people by some estimates.

To honor the memory of the victims of the 1921 Tulsa massacre, a candlelight vigil is taking place in Greenwood, Oklahoma, Tulsa on Monday, starting from the time the first shot was fired, closing the race massacre was.

The killings began during Memorial Day weekend in 1921, a hundred years earlier, with armed mobs of whites attacking black residents in the Greenwood neighborhood, leading some to name it “Black Wall Street” because it contained the wealthiest black communities. One of the U.S. at that time.

By some estimates, about 300 blacks armed with the weapons of the white mob were executed in this massacre.

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