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
The legal battles over who should pay for the destruction of Greenwood, criminally and financially, began before the smoke had cleared
Tulsa’s white leaders orchestrated a concerted effort to force black residents out of Greenwood. The only question is whether this plan was initiated…
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…