Due to the snowstorm, all our Capital Region museums and the National Zoo will be closed today except for the American History Museum and the African American Museum, which are open. The American Indian Museum in New York is closed.
A 1921 riot destroyed almost 40 blocks of a wealthy black neighborhood in North Tulsa, Oklahoma. No one knows how many people died, no one was ever convicted and no one really talked about it until a decade ago. This is the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre and why it's important that you know it.
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A Long-Lost Manuscript
The newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture has artifacts and archival materials relating to the horrific Tulsa race riots. Learn about one of these items, a manuscript by B.C. Franklin describing the riots, recovered from a storage area in 2015.
Images and Artifacts
Power of Place
Within the museum's walls, the story of the Tulsa Race Riots is part of the Power of Place exhibit. Learn more about how place has deeply shaped African American history and culture.