Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood before and after the 1921 riot.    (Photo: via Zinn Education Project)

It's SO important to realize that once a group of people have deteriorated into a mob: They Do Not Care - about anything. Not the point they were trying to make, not the people or property hurt or damaged - nothing but the rush of the violence.

Women and children digging through the rubble after the Tulsa Race Riot (Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.) (Why you should teach about this little taught race riot in 1921)

Tulsa race riot- Believed to be the single worst incident of racial violence in American history, the bloody 1921 Tulsa race riot has continued to haunt Oklahomans to the present day.

Tulsa race riot - The traditionally black district of Greenwood in Tulsa had a commercial district so prosperous that it was known as "the Negro Wall Street" (now commonly referred to as "the Black Wall Street"). Blacks had created their own businesses and services in their enclave, including several groceries, two independent newspapers, two movie theaters, nightclubs, and numerous churches. Black professionals—doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy—served the community.

Black Business District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Attacked, Aerially Bombed and Razed, Victims Dumped in Mass Graves

On June 1, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot ends. The wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District (also known as “Black Wall Street”), is completely destroyed.

On June the Tulsa Race Riot ends. The wealthiest African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District (also known as “Black Wall Street”) in Tulsa, OK, is completely destroyed.

Crazy that this color footage of #BlackWallStreet in Greenwood hasn't been seen in more than 50 years. Wow!   http://www.unstrippedvoice.com/2847-rare-footage-black-wall-street-1921-tulsa-race-riot/Crazy that this color footage of #BlackWallStreet in Greenwood hasn't been seen in more than 50 years. Wow!

Crazy that this color footage of #BlackWallStreet in Greenwood hasn't been seen in more than 50 years. Wow! http://www.unstrippedvoice.com/2847-rare-footage-black-wall-street-1921-tulsa-race-riot/Crazy that this color footage of #BlackWallStreet in Greenwood hasn't been seen in more than 50 years. Wow!

Black Wall Street - home to many prominent black businessmen and location of the 1921 Tulsa race riot, a large-scale, racially motivated conflict in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

Black Wall Street - home to many prominent black businessmen and location of the…

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

The body of a dead Black man is displayed out in the open on a flat bed truck for other Black men to view as they were being “Interned” at the convention center during the Tulsa Race Riot of

Tulsa Race Riots

Tulsa Race Riots

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots | HuffPost - The South still sux #DamnShame

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots | HuffPost - The South still sux #DamnShame

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