Acknowledging the Tulsa Massacre
Tali Raviv, PhD
NCS3 Co-PI and Midwest Regional Site Co-Director
Over Memorial Day Weekend, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to travel to Tulsa, Oklahoma to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre. I know I am not alone when I say that I didn’t learn about this horrific event, in which a mob of white supremacists killed hundreds of black residents and burned over a thousand of their homes, in school. As President Biden said in his speech, “While darkness can hide much, it erases nothing.” At NCS3, we strive to acknowledge sources of historical trauma and the ways in which the legacy of these events still reverberates in our communities today. Let’s end the darkness together. For resources on how to teach about the Tulsa Massacre, please visit Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance).