05/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/18/2021 16:36
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM ET, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is hosting a Congressional Black Caucus event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre -- when a mob of white residents set fire to 'Black Wall Street' on May 31 and June 1, 1921. Hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were destroyed and an estimated 300 Black residents were murdered. More than 10,000 Black residents left homeless.
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'Remembering the Greenwood Massacre: 100 Years from Tulsa to the Insurrection -- Reconciliation, Restoration & Reparations' will be a Zoom to Facebook virtual event featuring members of the Congressional Black Caucus, a PBS documentary filmmaker, descendants of survivors and the Oklahoma state representative who represent Greenwood today.
Members of the CBC:
WHAT: Virtual Event: 'Remembering the Greenwood Massacre: 100 Years from Tulsa to the Insurrection -- Reconciliation, Restoration & Reparations'
WHEN: Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM;
WHERE: To view on Zoom, please register HERE : https://ushr.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_DJlpPxR5TjO9RKpYr-AJoA | The event will also be streamed on members' Facebook pages @RepHankJohnson;