Tulsa Race Massacre
THE TULSA WORLD LIBRARY
, Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country. But in a span of just more than 12 hours, the thriving community known as Black Wall Street was wiped out by white mobs. Businesses, homes and churches were burned as 35 blocks of Greenwood were destroyed. Although 37 deaths were confirmed in the Tulsa Race Massacre, as many as 300 people are believed to have been killed. Hundreds more were injured and thousands were homeless. This website brings together actual newspaper coverage from 99 years ago of the Tulsa World and the Tulsa Tribune along with historical documents and other resources.
Read about all the events involved in the massacre to present day.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the massacre.
View galleries related to a number of topics on the massacre.
Read the series published on May 31, 2020, that retells the story of Tulsa leading up to the massacre and the aftermath.
Read Tulsa World & Tulsa Tribune newspaper stories related to the massacre.
Read reports and learn more about related books, documents and more.