The Tulsa race riot was the worst riot in US history. During some
sixteen hours of rioting, over 800 people were injured, an estimated
10,000 people were left homeless, 35 city blocks composed of 1,256
residences were destroyed by fire, and $1.8 million (nearly $21
million in 2009 dollars) in property damage occurred. Officially, thirty-
nine people were reported killed in the riot, of whom ten were white.
The actual number of black citizens killed by white local militiamen
and volunteers as a result of the riot is now estimated at around
three hundred. In essence, Greenwood, the black side of Tulsa,
Oklahoma, was destroyed.
The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot
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