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Tulsa: 1921

Tulsa: 1921

"Disaster Relief. Interior, American Red Cross hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nov. 1, 1921. Patients recovering from effects of race riot of June 1, 1921." 5x7 inch glass negative, American National Red Cross photograph collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

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Heartbreaking

This photo brings tears to my eyes -- the patients look shell-shocked, as they should, since everything and so many loved ones were decimated.

Five months later

The patients pictured were still being treated five months after the riot/massacre.

[November 1 is the date the caption was written. Unclear if that's when the photos was taken. - Dave]

Indeed a massacre

Agree that the term, riot, is misleading. I am 62 and grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area. I was 61 when I learned about the Tulsa massacre. Thank you, Dave.

Massacre

The term "riot" is misleading.

I didn't learn about this event until I was over 40 years old. This history has been suppressed, and will be no longer.

Just two words, three, actually

Thank you, Dave.

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