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Tulsa, Oklahoma, Race Riot of 1921

  • By: Vincent E. Miles
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Tulsa Race Riot took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in the economically prosperous Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Some 35 square blocks of Black-owned businesses and homes were burned to the ground, and more than 300 people ...

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