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The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street”

George Yancy and Robin D.G. Kelley Truthout
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.

Remembering Tulsa

Tim Madigan; Photographs by Zora J. Murff with Trent Bozeman Smithsonian Magazine
American Terror. A century ago in Tulsa, a murderous mob attacked the most prosperous black community in the nation.

Friday Nite Videos | June 19, 2020

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Amber Ruffin Shares a Lifetime of Traumatic Run-Ins With Police. Carnegie Hall Live: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi. Fox News’s Law & Order Experts. Lynchings and Racial Violence During Reconstruction. The Tulsa Race Massacre: Then and Now.

The Red Summer of 1919, Explained

Ursula Wolfe-Rocca Teen Vogue
Red Summer 0f 1919 — so deemed by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson to capture its sheer bloodiness — is a study in what historian Carol Anderson calls white rage. African Americans fought back, including in numerous incidents of armed self-defense.

The Rule of Law in America Has Always Been Selective

Carol Anderson Huffington Post
The destruction of the rule of law has actually been going on for a long, long time. Even the incredible power of the Civil Rights Movement couldn’t make the rule of law viable for black citizens. Eventually, rampant but selective disregard for the rule of law taints and corrupts the entire system.
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