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Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

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TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma has launched a centennial remembrance of a once-thriving African American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by lethal white violence. 

The town’s Greenwood District has obtained rising recognition throughout America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial violence. 

On Friday, Emmy Award-winning actress and Tulsa native Alfre Woodard and U.S. Sen. James Lankford each delivered remarks through video to a small crowd that gathered on the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.

Violence erupted Could 31 and June 1 in 1921, when a white mob killed an estimated 300 folks and wounded 800 whereas burning 30 blocks of Black-owned companies and houses. 

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