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Tulsa's mayor proposes $100K for 1921 race riot graves probe

 

April 26, 2019



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa has included $100,000 in his upcoming budget for investigations of three grave sites that could hold the remains of people killed in the 1921 race riots.

Tulsa's Black Wall Street was one of the worst race-related massacres in U.S. history. Up to 300 people are estimated to have been killed.

Mayor G.T. Bynum said the money would fund the first stage of the project to re-examine the sites at Oaklawn Cemetery, Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens and property near Newblock Park, the Tulsa World reported. Bynum added that he and City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Har...



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