May I learn to see those living around me as neighbors, and may the word neighbor come to mean “beloved.”

Justin McRoberts

BELOW ARE OUR recommended resources to learn about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, also known as the Greenwood Massacre. If you read, watch, and listen to all of the resources below you will have a well rounded understanding of why the massacre happened and its ramifications throughout American history.


READ: 9 Things You Should Know About the Tulsa Race Massacre / Joe Carter
If you do not want to read a full article and just want the facts.

READ: Destroying ‘Black Wall Street’: An illustrated history of the Tulsa Race Massacre / Todd Pendleton and Mason Callejas
A comic strip telling of the massacre interspersed with audio from survivors. This would be a great resource for kids or individuals who are into comics. After the comic strip is a detailed history of the massacre with before and after images of locations in the Greenwood District in addition to an expose on the current state of the area and community.

KIDS: A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre / Carlos Moreno
Although created for children this is a quick, informative summary of the massacre. It is free to download as an EPUB or Kindle ebook.

READ: Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice / Dexter Mullins
A thorough telling of the massacre. If you prefer to read about the details instead of watching or listening, then this is the article for you.


LISTEN: The Tulsa tragedy that shamed America / The Documentary Podcast
With plenty of historical context author Alvin Hall narrates the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre and its ramifications that bleed into the current age. By far the most engaging, succinct oration that we listened to. Well worth the 50 minutes.

KIDS: Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre / A Kids Book About the Podcast
Geared towards kids and to be read in conjunction with A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre (which is available as a free e-book) author Carlos Moreno gives the context and details of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Carlos Talks About the Tulsa Race Massacre – S1:E18


WATCH: The massacre of Tulsa’s ‘Black Wall Street’ / Vox
Ten minutes is all it takes to get an introduction to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. An excellent starting place to start your education. (If you want a more comprehensive look with interviews from survivors, try Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy (CBS)) After watching the presentation by Vox, watch Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten (PBS) which focuses on the efforts of Tulsa residents pursuing justice for the massacre victims in an effort to heal the community.


DIG DEEPER: John Fea at Current has compiled an extensive list of resources on the massacre.

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