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
Victor Luckerson
As an avalanche of commemoration events begin in Greenwood, the people who survived the attack await tangible forms of justice
Victor Luckerson
In 1925 Greenwood welcomed the nation's leading black entrepreneurs for a lavish convention to prove that the massacre had not destroyed their spirit.
Victor Luckerson
Greenwood was not the only prosperous black business district in the early 20th century--not by a longshot
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A brief intermission
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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
Victor Luckerson
Through a mixture of hubris and active malice, Tulsa city leaders undermined the rebuilding of Greenwood. Black people brought the neighborhood back an…
Victor Luckerson
The challenge of ascribing a dollar figure to Greenwood's destruction began days after the massacre and continues to this day
Victor Luckerson
The legal battles over who should pay for the destruction of Greenwood, criminally and financially, began before the smoke had cleared
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Tulsa’s white leaders orchestrated a concerted effort to force black residents out of Greenwood. The only question is whether this plan was initiated b…
Victor Luckerson
For a century white people with ties to the mob that burned Greenwood have been silent about their family ties to the massacre. That may be starting to…
Victor Luckerson
Local police and the National Guard failed to protect Greenwood from burning during the 1921 race massacre. In fact, their actions likely encouraged it…
Victor Luckerson