Looking Back at the Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later

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Back to our commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Tulsa Race massacre with us, Phoebe are stubble filled forensic anthropologist at the University of Florida. And Greg Robinson, a Tulsa political activist. They're both descendants of survivors from the massacre. We're also hearing from Yuko camo kid tweeted. I never knew about it Until recently. I suspect it was not mentioned in my history class is in central Indiana in the fifties and sixties, and Greg wrote on Facebook. I first heard about it, circa 1998 on a news program on ABC. Utterly shocked by the story and equally so by not ever having heard in a report or reference to the attack. Previously we heard from a number of people in Oklahoma, including John in Tulsa and Martha and Grove. I was 40 years old. When I first heard about the race massacres. The first time I ever heard about this wasn't about 2000 and two And what's so sad is I grew up only 80 miles away. I was at the Greenwood Center on a field trip with high school freshman I returned on the bus with them and made the comment that I hadn't heard one single word growing up in Tulsa. For the previous 40 years. I then took my young child to Tulsa toe. Learn about it. And when he went back to his school, his teacher told him that that was a rumor. And she had never heard of that. It really shook me. This story needs to be told to our entire country so that it never ever happens again. Break what happened to the survivors after the massacre took place. Well, there was a few different things that occurred. We understand that about 60% of the people who endured the massacre. Escaped into other cities migrated up on each other parts of the country and actually didn't return.

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