© 2022 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Grim Day in Tulsa History

By Catherine Roberts

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kwgs/local-kwgs-971115.mp3

Tulsa, OK – Today is the 90th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. It is believed to be one of, if not the worst incident of racial violence in America. Maggie Jewel is with the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. She says there will be a remembrance ceremony this evening.

A walk through the Greenwood District will begin at 7:30 at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park. The participants will meet back at the park at 8pm for a candlelight vigil.