Mayor Issues Statement, Apology On 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum issue a statement on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Monday, May 31st 2021, 1:33 pm

By: News On 6


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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum issued a statement on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Mayor Bynum also issued an apology for what happened:

“While no municipal elected official in Tulsa today was alive in 1921, we are the stewards of the same government and an apology for those failures is ours to deliver. As the Mayor of Tulsa, I apologize for the city government’s failure to protect our community in 1921 and to do right by the victims of the Race Massacre in its aftermath. The victims - men, women, young children - deserved better from their city, and I am so sorry they didn’t receive it,” Bynum said.

Tulsa’s mayor also said the city continues the “fight against racial disparities.”

Bynum also stated how the city continues to work together and said “Tulsans are united in wanting to end racial disparity.”

Mayor Bynum stated there are multiple ways for Tulsans to work together.

For more information on what the city is doing and how to be involved, see the links below:

Tulsa Equality Indicators report

The Resilient Tulsa Strategy

About The Resilient Tulsa Strategy

1921 Graves Investigation

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