The Tulsa Race Riot
00:00 - 04:04
4m 4s

O.B. Williams and Ruth Robeson rush to get their son to safety when the fighting in Tulsa, Oklahoma breaks out. Groups of armed white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District, leaving many businesses destroyed and many residents wounded or killed. O.B. and Ruth send their son off to a safer place to ensure his safety.


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