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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.