“Brenda Alford’s grandparents did not speak to her directly about the horrors of the Tulsa Race Massacre. But after she grew up, she realized she had often overheard conversations about the devastation that began on May 31, 1921, in the Greenwood District and its prosperous Black Wall Street. She learned that her grandparents, James and Vasinora Nails Sr., along with her great-uncle Henry Nails, lost their homes and businesses during the 18 hours of mob violence that destroyed more than 1,200 structures and left as many as 300 people dead.”

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