Episode 8 - The Tulsa Race Riot
In honor of Black History Month, I'll be narrating and commenting on events in black history. In this episode, I read the story of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot that destroyed the area of Tulsa commonly referred to as "The Black Wall Street". This event was not widely publicized and many of you may have never heard of it at all. This is a sobering look at American life for Blacks during a time when outward hatred of our people was commonplace. This was a time that laws were created to keep us separate from Whites and ensure that we could not progress too far as a race. This was, of course, the old Jim Crow. The new Jim Crow is much more subtle.