KSAT Q&A: Trinity history professor discusses Tulsa Race Massacre as 100-year anniversary nears

To this day, it is still unclear how many people were killed in the tragedy

KSAT Q&A: Trinity history professor discusses Tulsa Race Massacre as 100-year anniversary nears
KSAT Q&A: Trinity history professor discusses Tulsa Race Massacre as 100-year anniversary nears

SAN ANTONIO – Carey Latimore, an associate professor of history at Trinity University, details the Tulsa Race Massacre and discusses why studying the tragedy is important.

The following are a few takeaways from the conversation:

  • No one knows for sure how many people in Tulsa’s Black community were killed when white Tulsans burned homes and buildings following rumors and speculation about an interaction between a Black teenager and a white woman.
  • The Tulsa Race Massacre happened in 1921, but didn’t receive national attention until the 1970s.
  • Latimore says we need to learn lessons from the past, so it never happens again.

Latimore is hosting a webinar on the Tulsa Race Massacre, you can sign up or learn more information by clicking here.

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