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Also, this is happening #BlackWallStreet meets #NewYork Image
2/ @riccowrites showed me around the gallery before #Juneteenth…
3/ I met @riccowrites through @kurtisalee who spent quite a bit of time chronicling #Tulsa race massacre. Like “Watchmen?” Read on:…
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The fact that white people think the Civil Rights Movement was just Rosa Parks sitting quietly and MLK peacefully protesting is proof that the American education system is rooted in White supremacy. Black history was turned into a Disney version for White consumption and comfort.
As an educator, this is why I have to fight that bullshit narrative EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! Even the police have been doing what they are doing to protesters now, for over a century to Black people…

WAKE UP! This was/is not a fairytale. This is the real world! Educate your children
Some people are just now knowing what #Juneteenth was/is about for Black culture. If you watched @watchmen on HBO, then you also probably learned about what happened to #BlackWallStreet in Tulsa. That was not an isolated event, it happened all across the US — Deep South and North
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As folks learn about #BlackWallStreet, they should also learn that the final nail in the coffin was a far more banal form of racism and white supremacy... The highway.
After rebounding from such a racist massacre, the district would be cut in half by a noisy, polluting highway. Thousands of white commuters have benefitted from the pain this neighborhood suffered. In addition to reparations paid to descendants, OK should remove or deck the road.
As others, pointed out, it wasn't just the highway, "Urban Renewal" is to blame too. @cityoftulsagov leveled buildings for a new school. You can see just how densely settled the area was. @osutulsa sits where Booker T Washington was. #BlackWallStreet
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Hey y'all, I'm back for my final session of this #CiteBlackWomen Twitter takeover. Let's start with more resources.
The Okla. Historical Society @okhistory has put together a fantastic collection of resources about African American history in the state. As they state plainly...
"Black History is Oklahoma History." I’m (@melissanstuckey) looking forward to working with them even more in the future. #Juneteenth #CiteBlackWomen
More for your summer reading list can be found at the end of my blog…

Get yourself all the way together with scholarship by Brittney C. Cooper @professorcrunk, Deirdre Cooper Owens, Kellie Carter Jackson, Sarah Haley @sahaley, and Arica L. Coleman @ALCPHD.
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Hey y'all, @melissanstuckey is back for another session!
#Juneteenth originated in Texas! But Emancipation meant Black people had the freedom to move and they did. In the 1890s and 1900s Black Texans moved to Oklahoma and brought Juneteenth with them.
Take a look at a piece near and dear to my heart. It's called "The Boley Rodeo: A Juneteenth Like No Other" I wrote it for @newterritorymag. Find it here:
Read it and let's talk about it! T/Y @DrMChatelain for connecting me to @Gasconader! #CiteBlackWomen
@DrMChatelain is a brilliant black historian and author of two books!
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration.

Add these to your summer reading list.
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When @RealDonaldTrump announced he would be holding a campaign rally on June 19 in #Tulsa, #Oklahoma, there was immediate backlash. #Juneteenth…
Not only had the president chosen #Juneteenth - a day celebrating freedom and recognizing the resilience of enslaved people - but he also chose the city where a mob of white supremacists terrorized and killed Black people, destroying #BlackWallStreet in the 1921 #TulsaMassacre.
As our nation grapples with recent police killings of Black people and calls to address systemic racism and white supremacy culture in our society, @RealDonaldTrump was criticized for co-opting historically significant spaces for Black people for himself.
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Today's news: President Trump is threatening to veto the annual defense authorization bill if it includes a provision to rename bases that are currently named after Confederate generals.

Can you imagine being that dedicated to preserving the legacy of slavery, racism, and white supremacy that you'd risk throwing our armed forces into chaos in order to do it?
And this man has the audacity to hold a rally in Tulsa, the site of one of the most infamous race-based massacres in America, on the day black people commemorate emancipation.

If he were intentionally trying to fan the flames of racial animus, he couldn't be doing a better job.
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1)Black Wall Street = The Black 9-11
Greenwood,OK in the early 1900’s

Despite being segregated to the Northern section of the City,black community thrived

Tragically, it was also site of one of bloodiest & most horrendous race riots/ acts of terrorism that US ever experienced ImageImageImageImage
2)Tulsa founder Wyatt Tate Brady was a member of what supremacist organization?

In 1906, O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres land which was “only to be sold to colored”
The oil booms of the early 1900’s made Tulsa prosper for African Americans ImageImageImage
3)Democrat ties to Klan?
Gov Charles Haskell played crucial role drafting Oklahoma Constitution & Oklahoma's admission into US 1907

James BA Robertson Oklahoma’s 4th Gov
Grand Sire(Sovereign Grand Master) Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows from 1915-16 ImageImage
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It is vital to teach about history of #BlackWallStreet in Tulsa, Oklahoma and legacy of Black dispossesion. Below find an article and free lesson for grades 7+. #Terrorism #Reparations…
One of the most violent episodes of dispossession in U.S. history, the Tulsa Massacre (May 31 - June 1, 1921), came just two years after Red Summer of 1919.…
Tulsa Massacre, one of countless in U.S. history, most designed to suppress voting rights, land ownership, economic advancement, education, freedom of press, religion, LGBTQ rights, and/or labor rights of people of color, Native Americans, & immigrants.…
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1. I see that #BlackWallStreet is trending. There's a reason that the massacre of black independent business people in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma isn't widely known. It's because history matters, and so does covering it up. The late 1910s/1920s were a decade of near-fascism.
2. Just six years earlier, the first movie blockbuster, Birth of a Nation, came out. Birth of a Nation portrayed Lost Cause history, a fake neo-confederate view of history invented by plutocrats to demonize multi-racial Reconstruction era governments.
3. Lost Cause history was invented in the 1870s and 1880s at Johns Hopkins and Columbia University, it was designed to ridicule the idea of black equality, and support the emergence of a "new South" designed around cheap labor organized by Northern monopoly capital.
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My #BlacksForYang Series 21-28 October.

Sign up for Notifications each time I post...It will be like one of those Twitter Op Eds I did, helps put everything in one place.

Should @AndrewYang worry about reaching & SECURING the Black Vote? #YangGang

@AndrewYang Thread 1: Pandering Vs Meaningful Policy

In 2020..Politicians must spend more effort talking to us not at us..".that candidates’ efforts to engage black communities often focus more on symbolic gestures than MEANINGFUL interactions." #BlacksForYang…
@AndrewYang What I really want the #YangGangFamily to understand ...ANYONE specifically talking to us about our own issues different to yours is NOT PANDERING...It's pandering when it's all about style (sounding cool, playing hiphop, photo ops etc..) and ZERO fake interest.
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