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By Gregory B. Fairchild
University of Virginia 

From grandfather to grandson, the lessons of the Tulsa race massacre

 


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(THE CONVERSATION) My family sat down to watch the first episode of HBO's "Watchmen" last October. Stephen Williams, the director, included quick cuts of gunshots, explosions, citizens fleeing roaming mobs, and even a plane dropping bombs. We've come to anticipate these elements in superhero films.

As the sepia-toned footage spooled across the screen, the words "Tulsa 1921" were superimposed over the mayhem. My throat tightened.

I knew that place and year well. The terror of th...



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