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U.S. Journal
The Women Who Preserved the Story of the Tulsa Race Massacre
Two pioneering Black writers have not received the recognition they deserve for chronicling one of the country’s gravest crimes.
By Victor LuckersonMay 28, 2021
Living in the Age of the White Mob
The attack on the Capitol shows that white riotous violence, brutally epitomized by the Tulsa Race Massacre, has never been relegated to history.
By Victor LuckersonJanuary 15, 2021
U.S. Journal
The Defacement and Destruction of Black Lives Matter Murals
In Tulsa and other U.S. cities, street art that served as a summer rallying cry is now under threat from vandals, pro-police groups, and local governments.
By Victor LuckersonNovember 19, 2020
News Desk
Watching “Watchmen” as a Descendant of the Tulsa Race Massacre
A family was surprised to find their great-grandparents’ businesses at the center of the HBO show’s depiction of the Greenwood race riots. Now they want to tell their own story.
By Victor LuckersonSeptember 20, 2020
Linking Allies to Action in the Heart of the Black-Bookstore Boom
As the nation contemplates remaking itself, a new bookstore owner in Tulsa wants her white customers to go beyond just reading.
By Victor LuckersonAugust 27, 2020
A Trump Visit Lays Bare Two Tulsas, a Mile and a Universe Apart
While the President’s supporters downplayed the city’s history of racial violence, the Greenwood community sought justice.
By Randy R. Potts and Victor LuckersonJune 21, 2020
In Tulsa, an Energized Juneteenth Celebration Focusses on Change, Not Trump
On this day, Greenwood, the site of the Tulsa Massacre, in 1921, felt alive, important, and participatory rather than ignored.
By Victor LuckersonJune 20, 2020
U.S. Journal
Tulsa’s Hopeful Anger
Activism and politics have become one and the same in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing.
By Victor LuckersonJune 16, 2020
How Mask Mandates Were Beaten Down in Rural Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, where the state government is currently implementing one of the country’s fastest reopening plans, local leaders have found themselves caught between state politics, economic imperatives, and a clear scientific consensus.
By Victor LuckersonMay 27, 2020
Campaign Chronicles
Michael Bloomberg’s Black Agenda Gets Reviewed on Black Wall Street
As Super Tuesday approaches in Oklahoma, the billionaire’s outreach is sparking support and skepticism.
By Victor LuckersonMarch 1, 2020
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