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Tulsa resumes excavation for victims of 1921 race massacre

 

October 18, 2020



TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Excavation work began Monday at two locations in a Tulsa cemetery for victims of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and decimated an area that was once a cultural and economic mecca for African Americans.

Researchers took a core soil sample at one location to give them a better idea of what lies beneath the soil, said Oklahoma State Archeologist Kary Stackelbeck.

"That will help narrow the focus for the heavier machinery," Stackelbeck added.

Both areas of interests are in Oaklawn Cemetery in north Tulsa, where a search for remains of victims...



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