Tulsa Race Riots Topic of Special CBS Report


Tuesday, November 9th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Few Americans know it, but the nation's most violent race riots took place in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after a black man got on an elevator with a white woman. Nearly 80 years later, reparations may be made for the victims families in a little known tragedy of racial violence that may have claimed hundreds of black Americans whose bodies were never found. CBS News Bob Simon reports on tonight's CBS 60 Minutes II. The special report airs on KOTV at 8:00 PM..