On Monday, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation for the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre and declared May 31, 2021, a “Day of Remembrance.”
According to history.com, the Tulsa Race Massacre took place over 18 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1921 in the mostly black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“The event remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and, for a period, remained one of the least-known: News reports were largely squelched, despite the fact that hundreds of people were killed and thousands left homeless,” the website wrote.
The massacre began after an incident occurred between a black man and a white woman. According to the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, Tulsa police arrested the young man and started an investigation. A report in the Tulsa Tribune, however, initiated “a confrontation between black and white armed mobs around the courthouse where the sheriff and his men had barricaded the top floor to