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National Geographic Magazine
June 2021
Reckoning with the Past
by National Geographic
The scene around Greenwood, on the day the all-Black district of Tulsa was destroyed, resulting in the deaths of hundreds and the loss of economic prosperity to generations. The unknown photographer supplied a caption describing the scene..
Photograph by Unknown

In 1921, after a Black 19 year-old was accused of assault, a white mob raged through the Tulsa district of Greenwood, Oklahoma, looting and burning, and murdering up to 300 people.


A century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the city is finally coming to terms with its devastation. Today it’s one of many often difficult conversations in the U.S. concerning a reckoning over racial injustice.

Also in this special edition of National Geographic:

Hidden thoughts on race The Race Card Project sums up participants feelings about race in just six words. These are the stories they revealed
Envisioning Black freedom How the lessons of the past should inform the present – and inspire the future.

Plus:

The world’s southernmost tree
Mennonites and the Maya
The Lure of Trieste

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Marian Anderson | Glass menagerie | Fermi | Race Card Project | Southernmost tree | Mennonites
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