The Massacre of Black Wall Street in Tulsa 100 years later... What happened? Who or what is at fault? Why do so few Americans know about this?
Jorge Espana P2
6/3/2021 12:12:44 pm
In much of the country, the years following World War I saw a spike in racial tensions, including the resurgence of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan, numerous lynchings and other acts of racially motivated violence, as well as efforts by African Americans to prevent such attacks on their communities. Tulsa was also a highly segregated city: Most of the city’s 10,000 Black residents lived in a neighborhood called Greenwood, which included a thriving business district sometimes referred to as the Black Wall Street. a young Black teenager named Dick Rowland entered an elevator at the Drexel Building, an office building on South Main Street. At some point after that, the young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, screamed; Rowland fled the scene. The police were called, and the next morning they arrested Rowland.an angry white mob was gathering outside the courthouse, demanding the sheriff hand over Rowland.a group of about 25 armed Black men—including many World War I veterans—went to the courthouse to offer help guarding Rowland. I feel they tried to hide this from us as long as they could to protect themselves from the repercussions it'll embark.
6/3/2021 12:14:47 pm
White people destroyed Black Wall Street because they felt they were in danger because they were thriving on their own. The Tulsa race massacre took place May 31st through June 1, 1921, when mobs of white resident attacked people who lived in Black Wall Street. It was white supremacist fault because they didn't want anyone except their own race to thrive. A few Americans only knew about this because they didn't want them to know the actual truth on what had happened during the past.
Carlos Hidalgo P3
6/3/2021 12:17:00 pm
100 years ago, on May 31, 1921 white mob destroyed that district, in what experts call the "single most" horrific incident of racial terrorism since slavery. about 300 people were killed within the district’ burning to the ground more than 1,200 homes, like 60 businesses, dozens of churches, a school, a hospital and a public library,
6/3/2021 06:44:45 pm
In a large part of the country, the years following World War I saw a spike in racial pressures, including the resurgence of the racial oppressor bunch the Ku Klux Klan, various lynchings and different demonstrations of racially inspired savagery, just as endeavors by African Americans to forestall such assaults on their networks. Tulsa was likewise an exceptionally isolated city: Most of the city's 10,000 Black occupants lived in an area called Greenwood, which incorporated a flourishing business region here and there alluded to as the Black Wall Street. a youthful Black teen named Dick Rowland entered a lift at the Drexel Building, a place of business on South Main Street. Sooner or later from that point onward, the youthful white lift administrator, Sarah Page, shouted; Rowland ran away from the area. The police were called, and the following morning they captured Rowland.an irate white horde was gathering outside the town hall, requesting the sheriff hand over Rowland.a gathering of around 25 outfitted Black men—including numerous World War I veterans—went to the town hall to offer assistance guarding Rowland. I feel they attempted to conceal this from us as long as they could to shield themselves from the repercussions it'll leave.
Andy Lopez P2
6/3/2021 07:52:52 pm
The Massacre of black wall street was a event that happened 100 years ago where white supremacist did a massacre of black people. An accident happened in a elevator and a black teenager was putted on trial by white supremacist, even though the girl that this black man "attacked" didn't wanted to put him in trial, they did so. Other black men went to defend the teenager, but that just caused more conflict ending up with the whites WITH GUNS went to Tulsa to do a massacre and also burn out houses and building.
Ashley Erazo p3
6/3/2021 10:33:40 pm
The massacre of Black Wall Street in Tulsa was an event that caused a lot of destruction. This event took place in Greenwood also known as Black Wall street. It was self-contained and self-sufficient by Black owners, meaning most things like groceries, theaters, banks, etc were black-owned this was considered a safe space for many people due to the violence of the KKK during the time. This event all started when a Black shoe shiner came across a white elevator operator came across, no one knows what exactly happened in the elevator but the shoe shiner knew whatever she said to the officers he was still going to be in danger. Shortly after the word got out an angry mob of white people came to Greenwood and began looting and killing people and started burning down buildings. They didn't do this just because they believed the shoe shiner tried doing something to the young lady but because they envied how successful Black Wall Street was. It says there were only 300 people dead but over time there have been interviews with survivors that say they believe it was way more than 300. 35 blocks of Greenwood were destroyed that consisted of schools, churches, homes, etc. I feel like the people at fault for this were the ones that caused this destruction and also the paper and police had a part in this because they didn't say the complete truth of what exactly happened in that elevator. I believe that few Americans know about this because it did not benefit them during the time I assume they didn't want black folks to rebel and/or protest.
Abigail Pelayo P2
6/3/2021 10:51:10 pm
The massacre of Black Wall Street Tulsa was an event that occurred 100 years ago. On May 31 and June 1, 1921 racial violence took place on Black Wall Street. The Greenwood District in Tulsa became known as “Black Wall Street”. Black Wall Street was a community of black owned businesses, it was thriving and wealthy until there was an incident that led to the massacre. Dick Rowland was a 19 year old who was a black shoeshine man. Sarah Page was a 17 year old white elevator operator. Dick Rowland boarded the elevator when something happened. Sarah Page began to scream. They both ran out of the elevator. A day after, Rowland was arrested and taken to the courthouse. They claimed that Rowland had assaulted Page yet Page refused to press charges. Whites became angry and decided to take matters into their own hands. There was a large mob of white people waiting for Rowland while he was in the courthouse. There was also a group of black men to protect him. A large group of hundreds of white people walked armed into Black Wall Street. A few black people were armed and fought back. The white mob murdered, looted, and set fire to Black Wall Street. This event is at fault of the white residents because they did not want black communities to thrive. So few Americans know about this event because there is very little evidence of it. The only thing that exists is the stories of survivors and a few images. In addition, not many history books discuss the event.
benjamin ordono P:5
6/4/2021 09:33:06 am
The killings and massacre that happen was really horrible. The fact that they raid the city and killed blacks was horrible. The fact that the white's that raided killed the blacks like if they was animals horrible and disgusting.I believe that so few Americans know about this is because the gov't didn't want it thought in schools and have people knowing about this event. Even when they have proof in the disgusting post cards they had.
christian fields per.6
6/4/2021 11:00:06 am
The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.A mob of white people killed several hundred Black residents and destroyed their affluent neighborhood in Tulsa, displacing thousands in the community. Very few americans know because with Tulsa trying to maintain its place as the oil capital of the world, the riot reflected terribly on the city and subsequently wasn’t included in history books or newspapers for decades, nor openly discussed in both the Black and white communities.
Ruben De Orta p.7
6/4/2021 12:08:01 pm
A black boy was accused of attacking a white girl but the girl didnt want to press any charges and the newspaper got a hold of it and was blown out of proportion,white people started attacking black people and made it into a massacare.Even the justice system failed back then, peoples minds and that news paper is at fault, they spread false information and started the massacre.i believe that many americans dont know this because they tried to cover it up from history, they tried to change the past by saying it was a riot but infact it was just a massacre.
6/4/2021 12:37:25 pm
The Massacre of Black Wall Street in Tulsa was an event that took place from may 31st, 1921 - jun 1st, 1921. 100 years later and not many Americans know the history and significance of the event. What took place was white residents of Tulsa attacking homes and businesses in the predominantly black greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa. The reason why this race riot started was because of an event that happened between a black man named Dick Rowland and a young white women named Sarah page, an elevator operator. Rowland entered the elevator and as some point, Sarah screamed which made Rowland flee the scene. The next morning the arrested him but by that time rumors began and this will be what sparked the flame for the riots against the residents of Greenwood.
6/4/2021 12:39:10 pm
Kassandra Espinoza P;7
6/6/2021 07:36:57 pm
massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, there were only 300 people dead but over time there have been interviews with survivors that say they believe it was way more than 300. 35 blocks of Greenwood were destroyed that consisted of schools, churches, homes
Mario Alvarado p3
6/9/2021 11:04:11 am
People criticize each other and blame people for something they have not done. The black boy was accused of something that was not remotely fine of doing. Ruining this children child hood and making hime be scared of people because of what they state. The massacre of black Wall Street. To be honest how can people be that mad at someone that wants to kill them and hurt their family members and a race. People were targeted at churches parks in so many public places which people did not care and where just doing it back to back. So many innocent people lost their life. The person who caused all this were white racist and people. So few Americans don't know this because it is something many people want to hide.
Victoria Gonzalez P.6
6/10/2021 12:43:12 am
The massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa. The Greenwood District in Tulsa became known as “Black Wall Street”. Black Wall Street was a community of black owned businesses, it was thriving and wealthy until there was an incident that led to the massacre. This event all started when a Black shoe shiner came across a white woman in an elevator operator, no one knows what exactly happened in the elevator but the shoe shiner knew whatever she said to the officers he was still going to be in danger. Shortly after this the word got out and angry mobs of white people came to Greenwood and began looting and killing people and started burning down buildings. I believe they didn't just come to greenwood just because of what happened in the elevator but because they envied how successful Black Wall Street was so it was really just more about race.
Omar C.(Period 4)
8/20/2021 12:07:40 pm
The one dollar bill for me used to be just a piece of paper but now I've noticed that on that little piece of paper there is a lot of details and history. From the pyramid with roman numerals saying "1776" to the eagle having 13 all around it.
Alejandro Montano p.1
12/3/2021 09:07:15 am
The Tulsa Race Riots was a riot were whites killed African Americans because they thought that a young African American man raped a white woman. I think the newspaper that spread the story was at fault. They had no evidence that that happened and just posted the story without giving a second thought. Very few Americans know about this because it's a part of history that America wants us to forget about. Also since they killed a lot of black people I feel like they don't care as much as if it was white people.
12/3/2021 09:54:15 pm
The Tulsa Riots happened because white people saw how successful the black community was in Tulsa and felt threatened by that but what triggered the violent riot was an arrest of a black male on suspicion of assaulting a white woman. The unjustful arrest made it to the paper which fueled the possibility of the riots to actually happen. Churches, homes and businesses were burned down or damaged. Some African-American people were even forced to dig their own graves moments later shot and killed into the grave;a pregnant woman was shot while trying to take cover and a man lynched for not knowing there the supposed rapist was. At the end there were 100 or more back deaths and 10 white deaths with about 317 injured people. Florida ended up paying 2.1 million in reparations. At heart the corrupted justice system is at fault of the whole situation. Additionally the media's exaggeration had a big part of building up the anger even higher of the white people and thats what made everything go down. I feel like this event isn't commonly told of in the US because it's just so shameful and juts doesn't make American people look good. Although this part of Americas history is shameful and dark doesn't mean it's not relevant. Yes, riots aren't as common today because today we just live in a watered down version of the past.
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