The following summary is provided to TED by TEDxTulsaCC

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre destroyed a thriving African American business district and killed scores of black citizens. Time and deliberate obfuscation resulted in a loss of historical knowledge about the event, even as its effects linger. Hannibal B. Johnson examines the roots the massacre, considers its legacy, and offers examples of how Tulsans are working to heal history through acknowledgement, apology, and atonement.

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