Although tens of thousands of protesters shouted Floyd’s name and his repeated calls to “I can’t breathe”, because the incident has not been mentioned in classrooms throughout the school for decades, so few Mention the name of the victim’s Tulsa massacre. State.
This is how the Holocaust (also known as the Tulsa riots) unfolded.
In the 1920s, the Greenwood district was called “Black Wall Street”
Greenwood Cultural Center project leader Michelle Brown said the success of this black community has made some white people in Tulsa jealous and angry.
They commented: “‘How dare these black people put a grand piano at home, but I don’t have a piano at home’,” Brown told CNN’s Sara Sidner in 2016.
After a 17-year-old white girl Sarah Page and a 19-year-old black man Dick Rowland collided in an elevator, the tension reached a critical point.
Page serves as an elevator operator, and Roland uses the elevator almost every day.
Brown said: “After the day when the elevator doors were closed and Sarah Page and Dick Rowland were alone in the elevator, a scream was heard.”
After the elevator door opened, Roland ran and was arrested. Brown said that Page initially claimed to have been beaten.
Other historical records say that Rowland jumped off the elevator and grabbed Page’s arm. She screamed and watched the authorities.
Although Page never brought charges, the authorities filed charges until the end of the day when rumors claimed that Page had been raped.
White armed thugs swept Greenwood
On May 31, a group of blacks and whites faced off in the court where Roland was held. After the shooting, all the hell was loose.
The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum said that a large number of African Americans retreated to the Greenwood District, but the next morning, a group of white thugs started looting and burning down businesses in Greenwood.
History book absent
In the decades after the massacre of 1921, people hardly realized this.
The Oklahoma state leader announced in February that the state will continue to move forward and incorporate the story of the 1921 Tulsa ethnic massacre into the curriculum of all Oklahoma schools.
The theme of racial inequality still exists today
Last weekend, protests across the country broke out in cities such as Atlanta, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Washington. Demonstrators demanded justice for Freud, who died of former policeman Derek Chauvin.
CNN’s Christina Maxouris contributed to this report.