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KGOU Readers Club Highlights Tulsa Race Massacre

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This is the Manager’s Minute. 

 

For decades, the deadliest race riot in American history wasn’t talked about. You couldn’t read about it in most history books; details were hard to find. And it happened in Tulsa, in 1921. 

 

No longer called a riot, we now know it as the Tulsa Race Massacre, when most of north Tulsa’s prosperous Greenwood district was destroyed and dozens of people or more – mostly African-American – were killed.  

 

The hundredth anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre is May 31st and June 1st. In remembrance, the KGOU Readers Club is featuring live discussion of the race massacre with authors who’ve written about Greenwood and the devastation that occurred there.  

 

Host Logan Layden will lead the discussion the next two Mondays at 1:00 p.m. You can participate by calling in with questions on the listener line: 405-325-KGOU. 

 

With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.  

 

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