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Search for Tulsa race riot graves, archaeologists have found possible new evidence

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Archaeologists said on Monday that they have discovered a mass grave in central Oklahoma, which may contain the remains of those who died in the Tulsa race riot of 1921.

On the basis of pre-ground scanning, the researchers were told that the residents will have the next four sites to investigate: Oaklawn Cemetery, Newblock Park, the Booker T. Washington Cemetery, “and” the Cane”, is a piece of land by the 11th Street bridge, which now serves as a homeless camp. She is reported to have said that, Oaklawn Cemetery, which is the strongest candidate for a potential mass grave.

The Tulsa Race Riot that took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white people attacked the black residents and businesses in the Greenwood district of Tulsa. It all began after a 19-year-old black resident named Dick Rowland, stepped on the foot of a 17-year-old white girl, after Rowland was arrested, a mob of white men formed outside of the courthouse and attacked several black men for the safety of Rowland. The shots were fired, leaving a dozen people dead.

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The photo is of an African-American man with a camera, looking for the skeleton of the iron beds that rise above the ashes of a burned-out block, and after the Tulsa Race Riot, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921.
((Photo provided by Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty Images))

The local media, are reportedly characterized it as an attack on the town of in the white community. The white residents rioted that night and the next day, and the killing of people and burning of property, and acts of violence will not stop until the National Guard came in and declared martial law.

The world is generally viewed by historians as one of the worst incidents of white supremacist violence in the nation’s history. This resulted in dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries and arrests or detentions of more than 6,000 black residents. The riots also resulted in damage to the property of what was then known as the “Black Wall Street” — the world’s richest black communities in the united states of america — to the tune of more than $2.2 million, or about $32 million in 2019 at the latest.

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Experts in the Hotel will warn you that the soil anomalies do not necessarily imply that there are mass graves, or graves related to the massacre.

“The only way to move forward in our effort to bring about reconciliation in Tulsa is in search of the truth to be honest. As we open this study of 98 years later, there is a combination of unknowns and the truths to be discovered. However, we have been dedicated to the exploration of what happened in 1921, by means of a public and transparent process — how to fill the gaps in our history, and provide healing and justice to our community,” Tulsa Mayor, G. T. Bynum, said in a statement posted on the web site of the city.

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A photo of the damage, and the Tulsa Race Riot, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921. (Photo provided by Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty Images)

In accordance with the city of Sacramento, the public oversight committee is going to start with a plan for the next steps in the investigation, which may include geophysical survey, archaeological excavation, and a plan for what to do with the remains when they were recovered.

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Officials want to make sure that all of the victims have been found to have a proper burial.

The full report is on the recent geophysical survey can be read here.

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