For locals, wound still hurts 100 years after Tulsa massacre

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Tulsa (United States) (AFP) – As they gathered to witness US President Joe Biden’s historic visit to the site of a racist massacre that devastated a thriving community, Black Tulsans said they hoped his presence means the long-ignored injustice will finally receive recognition. The Tulsa district of Greenwood — nicknamed “Black Wall Street” — was devastated in 1921 by a mob of armed white people. Hundreds are thought to have died in the violence sparked by a false accusation against a young Black man. Biden is the first sitting president to attend the annual commemorations. Now, locals say, …

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