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