Gray hairs and great expectations
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A popular gambling pastime known as the policy wheel dominated the economy of Depression-era Greenwood. Because it was criminalized, it also spawned…
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On the dangers of allowing historical figures to become symbols and sedatives
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When the Great Depression gripped Tulsa in the early 1930’s, it squeezed black women the hardest
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A slightly new philosophy for Run It Back
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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
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As an avalanche of commemoration events begin in Greenwood, the people who survived the attack await tangible forms of justice
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In 1925 Greenwood welcomed the nation's leading black entrepreneurs for a lavish convention to prove that the massacre had not destroyed their spirit.
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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
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Through a mixture of hubris and active malice, Tulsa city leaders undermined the rebuilding of Greenwood. Black people brought the neighborhood back…
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