A popular gambling pastime known as the policy wheel dominated the economy of Depression-era Greenwood. Because it was criminalized, it also spawned…
On the dangers of allowing historical figures to become symbols and sedatives
When the Great Depression gripped Tulsa in the early 1930’s, it squeezed black women the hardest
A slightly new philosophy for Run It Back
Remembrance helps individuals process trauma, but government officials should only engage in it if they're also willing to do the hard work of repair
As an avalanche of commemoration events begin in Greenwood, the people who survived the attack await tangible forms of justice
In 1925 Greenwood welcomed the nation's leading black entrepreneurs for a lavish convention to prove that the massacre had not destroyed their spirit.
Greenwood was not the only prosperous black business district in the early 20th century--not by a longshot
A brief intermission
This article is an in-progress chronicle of the history of Tulsa's Greenwood district, from its origins as Native American land to the present day
Through a mixture of hubris and active malice, Tulsa city leaders undermined the rebuilding of Greenwood. Black people brought the neighborhood back…
The challenge of ascribing a dollar figure to Greenwood's destruction began days after the massacre and continues to this day