The site of the Black Wall Street Massacre became a place of love and celebration on Saturday night.
While Donald Trump’s raucous campaign rally in Tulsa embraced the misguided rage that’s marked much of his divisive time in office, protesters across town took a different approach. There was dancing in the streets of the city’s Greenwood District as residents joined protesters in embracing hope.
It was an especially meaningful display, given the location. In 1921, that same part of the city was the site of racist violence when a mob of local white residents staged an assault on the predominantly Black neighborhood, leaving scores of residents dead. (This is the incident that was famously recreated in the opening scene of HBO’s Watchmen.) Read more…
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