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“Piles of rubble still smoldered in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s African American district when educator and activist W. E. B. DuBois reflected on the conditions leading up to what remains arguably the worst single incident of racist violence in U.S. history. From May 31 through June 1, 1921, white mobs decimated the Greenwood district, destroying businesses, churches, schools, a public library, two newspaper offices, a hospital and more than 1,200 homes.”

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