The Lynching of Black Folks The killing of Afrikans in Tulsa, OK: in 1921:
"So much for the general causes. What was the spark that set off the blaze? On Monday, May 30, a white girl by the name of Sarah Page, operating an elevator in the Drexel Building, stated that Dick Rowland, a nineteen-year-old colored boy, had attempted criminally to assault her. Her second story was that the boy had seized her arm as he entered the elevator. She screamed. He ran. It was found afterwards that the boy had stepped by accident on her foot. It seems never to have occurred to the citizens of Tulsa that any sane person attempting criminally to assault a woman would have picked any place in the world rather than an open elevator in a public building with scores of people within calling distance. The story of the alleged assault was published Tuesday afternoon by the Tulsa Tribune, one of the two local newspapers. At four o’clock Commissioner of Police J. M. Adkison reported to Sheriff [Willard] McCullough that there was talk of lynching Rowland that night. Chief of Police John A. Gustafson, Captain Wilkerson of the Police Department, Edwin F. Barnett, managing editor of the Tulsa Tribune, and numerous other citizens all stated that there was talk Tuesday of lynching the boy.
Re: The Lynching of Black Folks In 1921, the Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood of Greenwood was one of the most affluent all-black communities in America. Known as the “”Black Wall Street,”" it covered 40 square blocks and boasted more than 600 businesses and 15,000 residents. THE NIGHT TULSA BURNED tells the long-buried tale of the tragic hours that brought Greenwood to a fiery end, and the misunderstanding that prompted the violence. The story is told through the testimony of survivors and hundreds of photos from the Tulsa museum that show Greenwood before and after the horror. It started when a white elevator operator accused 19-year-old Greenwood resident Dick Rowland of assault. Angry mobs descended on the neighborhood and burned it to the ground, killing scores, injuring hundreds and destroying over 1,000 homes and businesses. Despite the fact that Rowland was later cleared of any offense, no one was ever charged with any wrongdoing, no reparations were ever made and accounts of the riot were literally cut out of the newspaper archives as Tulsa tried to erase accounts and memories of the events. IN SEARCH OF HISTORY exposes one of the darkest chapters in the history of American race relations.
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Re: The Lynching of Black Folks I don't think any person who is prominently manifested with melanin can be paranoid in AmeriKKKa because history has proven that you are targeted for all kinds of terrorism. Our ancestors were burned, bombed, hunted, hung, and terrorized on a daily basis so many of us expect a beastly culture to behave badly towards us.
We are surrounded by murderous demons and there is only one way to deal with them!