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Remembering Black Wall Street and the Tulsa race massacre

TULSA, OK (CBS Newspath) – It’s an American story of prosperity, unthinkable loss, and resurgence. 100 years ago, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District was a beacon of wealth and development for African Americans, but it was wiped away by racial violence in a matter of hours. “You have more than 30 restaurants. You have clothing stores, hardware stores, a photography studio,” says Scott Ellsworth, historian and author of “The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice.”

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