Greenwood - The Walk by Sara Kaltwasser

Greenwood - The Walk

The Tulsa Race Riot, which took place from May 31 - June 1, 1921, resulted in the devastation of Black Wall Street, the richest African American community in the United States at the time of the riot. As a result of the Tulsa Race Riot 10,000 African Americans were left homeless, and 35 city blocks were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates suggest up to as many as 300 African Americans were murdered during the two-day riot. Some believe that whites took to planes, dropping fire from the sky. Survivors of the riot also asserted for years, the existence of several mass graves around the city, one of which was located under a playground in the reconstructed Greenwood district.