Greenwood Massacre

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In 1921 in the neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a race riot broke out, what was once a community with an all black community of 10,000, boasting over 600 successful business. It was known as Black Wall Street because it was one of the wealthiest communities in America at the time.

Massacre

During the time of the Great Depression, economic problems were affecting some communities, and not affecting the black communities at all, at this time period practice of lynching blacks for sport for bored people was common.

Result

For 16 hours straight the mob attacked and when they were done, 300 men, women and children were dead, said to have been buried in mass graves, 800 injured, and 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks, 1,256 residence were destroyed by fire causing $1.8 million dollars worth of property damage, the community of Greenwood was completely destroyed.