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    Dick Rowland was an African-American teenage shoeshiner whose arrest in May 1921 was the impetus for the Tulsa Race Massacre. When he was arrested for assault, Rowland was 19 years old. The alleged victim of the assault was a white 17-year-old named Sarah Page.

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  • 3183753 Trump in Tulsa: a city on a violent past before the rally

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    President Donald Trump has moved to Rally his Tulsa-Saturday

    President, Donald Trump holds his first political Rally since the beginning of the pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend. His choice of location and the date of the voltages in a city, the fight to have collected, with his history of Violent Racism .

    1. In June 1921, a white mob ransacked the affluent black neighborhood of Greenwood , killing an estimated 300 people and burning keep the 35 blocks of homes and businesses on the ground

    The bodies of The Victims were buried in mass graves and, for decades, The Memory of those terrible first days in June were buried with them.

    "after The Massacre , both the black and white swept this under the carpet," Says Mechelle Brown, program coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural center preserves the history of the neighborhood.

    "concentrate, you had to survive. She said that talking about it meant to be experienced once, and it was to experience painful. "

    The Killing began after a young Black Man accused, a young white woman in a downtown office Elevator .

    Greenwood was once known as " Black Wall Street

    The Man , Dick Rowland , was arrested and there were fears that he would be lynched. A group of African Americans went to prison to protect him, and were faced with a larger group of white men. Shots were fired and the resulting violence lasted for several days.

    thousands of white men, some of them rose deputised by The Police , in Greenwood , in. Ten Thousand people were driven from their homes. Others were murdered. Eye witnesses said the planes above their heads circled bombs of turpentine or coal oil, and the buildings were lit from the ground.

    It was the deadliest single act of racial violence in American History remains.

    no one was ever charged in the plunder and destruction and city officials, who were there, or took part - have never been accountable to protect drawn for the failure of their black residents.

    The neighborhood, the recovery is never complete from The Massacre

    But as the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre approaches, has started The City to reckon with his past.

    A Commission was Set Up , The Graves , to locate and identify The Victims - postponed although a test excavation was at one of the sites, because of the Corona Virus pandemic. Special attention was directed to the training with the plans, that the history of Greenwood in all Oklahoma state schools. And the neighborhood is being promoted as a cultural and tourism destination.

    Oklahoma's Republican Governor Kevin Stitt has invited Mr Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence to tour Greenwood before the Saturday Rally , a move that has outraged many of the inhabitants.

    Thirty -five blocks of Greenwood was burned during The Massacre

    The President , an unarmed Black Man , was often accused of hate speech and fomenting racial divisions during the protests, according to George Floyd, who was killed by a white Police Officer in Minneapolis in the past month. He claimed that the law and order approach, the critics say, has not addressed the concerns of the peaceful protesters.

    Some Tulsa residents say The President 's visit to Greenwood would be disrespectful, and increase The Risk of the spread of the coronavirus within a vulnerable community. Statistics show that the number of fatalities among African-Americans is disproportionately higher than for White People .

    "We Are very concerned about all these people in our state than to visit as a group in our community, the Greenwood Cultural Center. This is how you directly to Our House ," Says TheRese Adunis, whose grandparents survived the Tulsa race massacre and whose father was born a few months later.

    "As we come to the 100-year anniversary of The Massacre , Greenwood is stop a hot tourist now. Our city and our state want to promote, but it's like, you want to make money and you want to be known for our misery, but you don't care about our lives," she Says .

    Tulsa Rally will be The President for the first time since the pandemic lockdown began

    she is also angry that despite repeated promises no reparations ever paid to The Survivors of The Massacre , and has done little to reduce social and economic disparities within The City .

    Before The Massacre , Greenwood was known as Black Wall Street , the richest African-American neighborhood In America , with approximately 300 black-owned businesses.

    It was a center for jazz and blues, which influenced deeply The Music legend Count Basie . Apart from a handful of historical markers, there is little evidence that the prosperity of today. In North Tulsa, with its population of 65,000 African-Americans who remain separated by the railway tracks of the predominantly white and wealthy southern part of The City .

    "you want to fix credit for talking instead of possession and it," said Damario Solomon Simmons, a lawyer and activist in Tulsa, who has represented some of The Survivors .

    Greenwood was to be a vibrant black community

    He was attending a Rally with Rev Al Sharpton on 19. June, a date also known as Juneteenth, a national commemoration of The End of slavery in the United States.

    President Trump had planned to take his campaign Rally on Juneteenth but postponed it by A Day after local protests.

    "It is an opportunity to the history of Greenwood and The Massacre for his own benefit," Says Mr. Solomon Simmons. "This is what we see in the whole city of powerful people, and the favor of the story push their agenda and give cover to their gentrification efforts. "

    According to the 1921 massacre, Greenwood residents back to their community, without help or money from The State . For a while flowered, but never fully recovered and eventually rejected.

    A tape of Martin Luther King day marches in 2016 in Greenwood

    Mr. Solomon Simmons Says the death of George Floyd sparked a new awareness for the continuing inequalities and injustices that faced African-Americans.

    "we advocate for the legislation, we have to double our efforts. The Time is now. I can't imagine a better time, with the whole world," he Says .



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