When Jealousy Kills.


Fatima Meite

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the darkest episodes of the history of the United States of America.

The riot was ten days long with over five hundred murders committed and 1,250 houses burned. There was even one known case of cannibalism.

Tusla was built by black people for the African American community. Everything that constitutes a society was present there: Houses, work, theatres, night club. Anything you can imagine.

“My grandfather often talked about how you could enjoy a full life in Greenwood, that everything you needed or wanted was in Greenwood. You never had to go anywhere” this testimony is Star Williams, the granddaughter of Otis Grandville Clark, present during the massacre.

The Tulsa Race Massacre was one of the most violent acts in American history and shocked the nation as well as levelling support and sympathy for the victims’ families for decades afterward. It ultimately served to encourage the civil rights movement.

It would have shaped America’s future for half a year before culminating with President Franklin Roosevelt’s First New Deal in 1933.

This creation could have been the legacy of several African Americans but it was destroyed by white people because they were jealous of their success.