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Teaching From Grandfather to Grandson, the Lessons of the Tulsa Race Massacre

From Grandfather to Grandson, the Lessons of the Tulsa Race Massacre

My family sat down to watch the first episode of HBO’s Watchmen last year. We saw quick cuts to gunshots, explosions, citizens fleeing roaming mobs, and even a plane dropping bombs. We’ve come to anticipate these elements in superhero films. As the sepia-toned footage showed on the screen, the words “Tulsa 1921” appeared over the mayhem. My throat tightened. I knew that place and year well.

Gregory B. Fairchild, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia
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