SYMHC Classics: The Tulsa Race Riot and Black Wall Street


Destruction from the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. U.S. Library of Congress/public domain

This 2014 episode came up recently because of the event's inclusion on a television show. "Black Wall Street" was a nickname for Greenwood, a vibrant suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was destroyed in a race riot in 1921. And while Greenwood's destruction was definitely the product of racial tensions, the event was much more one-sided.

The original episode can be found here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-tulsa-race-riot-and-black-wall-street.htm

And the show notes from 2014 are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-tulsa-race-riot-of-1921.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics