Race Riot Memorial

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 6:23 am
By: News On 6

The Tulsa City Council will consider a resolution at its meeting on Thursday that supports making the city of Tulsa's planned "Race Riot Memorial" a part of the National Park Service. The designation would give the memorial national exposure as well as make it eligible for federal funding.

A National Park Service survey says the Tulsa Race Riot is an event of national significance. However, because there is no physical reminders left it might not qualify as a National Historic site.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot destroyed the Greenwood district in Tulsa and left at least 38 people dead and thousands homeless.