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Black Wall Street

Nearly 100 years ago, mobs of white residents descended on Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ransacking Black businesses and murdering hundreds of African Americans. The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the worst incidents of racist violence in our nation's history. I had the chance to visit the site of the Tulsa Race Massacre—a terrible chapter in our nation's history. While we can never undo this hateful act of domestic terrorism or the pain and suffering it inflicted on the Black community, we all must do our part to dismantle the legacy of systemic racism and oppression that was left in its wake—and that starts with justice and opportunity. The men responsible for killing hundreds of innocent African Americans committed an act of domestic terrorism, but they were never held accountable. The search for the victims’ mass graves continues to this day, as does the domestic terrorism threat of white nationalism. In a Warren administration, we will use every tool we have to defeat white nationalist violence and associated acts of terror. Black Wall Street was defined by the human spirit. So the community was rebuilt relatively quickly, peaking in the 1940s. But it declined in the sixties and seventies because of gentrification and failure to have a systematic mentorship process in place.For generations, the federal government has prevented African Americans from building wealth and financial security. It's time for our government to acknowledge its actions and step in to make opportunity available for African American communities. And we do that by investing in Black Americans and creating opportunity. The fights for social, racial, and economic justice belong to all of us—and when I’m president, that truth will inform our policies and our actions.

Posted by Elizabeth Warren on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Black Wall Street with Senator Warren

Hannibal visits with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Oklahoma Senator Kevin Matthews about Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District. 

Black Wall Street: Unfinished Business in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District

This is a tale of triumph and tragedy, with unfinished business remaining. Watch to learn more about this rich history and the questions still pending.

Black Wall Street Remembered

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission will leverage the rich history surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot by facilitating actions, activities, and events that commemorate and educate all citizens.

Tulsa Race Massacre Expert Hannibal Johnson speaks with OC President

Many people do not remember or know about the Tulsa Race Massacre. Expert historian Hannibal Johnson sets out to change that. In this interview with President deSteiguer, Johnson dives into how he is helping change how we remember history. His solution is to acknowledge, apologize, and atone.

Senator James Lankford sits down with Tulsa Author Hannibal B. Johnson to discuss North Tulsa

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) sits down with Tulsa Author and Attorney, Hannibal B. Johnson to discuss the history of the historic Greenwood District & the North Tulsa Race Massacre.