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It is one of the most violent attacks in American history, and also one of the least talked about. In 1921, an angry white mob descended upon a thriving community known as Black Wall Street. Over the course of two days, they decimated the neighborhood and killed as many as 300 Black Americans. Bodies of the victims were never recovered -- until now. One hundred years later -- after decades of silence -- a dozen wooden coffins were discovered in an unmarked grave. Now, the possibility of mass graves underneath Tulsa has prompted a search for answers, and justice for the descendants of those who were killed. From the producers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation."

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It is one of the most violent attacks in American history, and also one of the least talked about. In 1921, an angry white mob descended upon a thriving community known as Black Wall Street. Over the course of two days, they decimated the neighborhood and killed as many as 300 Black Americans. Bodies of the victims were never recovered -- until now. One hundred years later -- after decades of silence -- a dozen wooden coffins were discovered in an unmarked grave. Now, the possibility of mass graves underneath Tulsa has prompted a search for answers, and justice for the descendants of those who were killed. From the producers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation."

    The Lost Graves

    The Lost Graves

    A century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for mass graves begins. But as Tulsa contends with its past, questions about the future of Greenwood may divide the city even further.

    • 37 min
    The Ashes

    The Ashes

    An angry mob descends upon Greenwood. What happens next will change the future of Tulsa and leave a deep scar on its Black citizens for generations.

    • 37 min
    The Trigger

    The Trigger

    A generation of freed slaves create a new home for themselves in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But all of that is jeopardized after an encounter in an elevator.

    • 29 min
    Introducing 'Tulsa's Buried Truth'

    Introducing 'Tulsa's Buried Truth'

    There’s a secret that’s been buried under a century of silence. It lies in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a once-unknown massacre took place on American soil. From the producers of ABC's "Soul of a Nation."

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

Valerie883 ,

Thank you

I never heard anything about this massacre until I heard a preview of this podcast on another podcast. I immediately started listening. I’m turned inside out with horror, but appreciate the way this truth is told. Thank you.

Theoutspoken1 ,

Outspoken1

Thanks for doing this story. Although I can’t figure out why no one ever mentions the movie Rosewood?

MartineSesma ,

Horrible, horrible...

I read about the massacre a few years ago as part of a college research paper. My family is from the area and I never heard about this from them... this story needed to be told decades ago, so thank you for telling it now.

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