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The HISTORY® Channel and WNYC Studios
On May 31, 1921, Tulsa’s Greenwood District was thriving — a Black city within a city. By June 1, it was in ashes, leveled by a white supremacist mob. The Tulsa Race Massacre remains one of the worst incidents of racial terror in U.S. history. In six episodes, Blindspot: Tulsa Burning tells the story of a thriving neighborhood that attackers set on fire, and the scars that remain 100 years later. We consider the life of this remarkable 35 blocks of Tulsa through the stories of the survivors, descendants and inheritors of that legacy. A co-production of The HISTORY® Channel and WNYC Studios,...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 335 ratings
Captivating and well done
I blew through this in just a few days because this story is so compelling. I thought I knew a lot about the Tulsa Massacre, but somehow learned more. As a mental health counselor, I believe the part on generational and cultural trauma should be essential listening for anyone in my field.
SolasSaDorchadas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
Extremely well done
This isn’t really about the content but the execution of this podcast: outstanding.
Yelly Old Lady via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
Great series
Great job everyone involved.
hanxthre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/06/21
Recent Episodes
The centennial of the massacre attracted international coverage; camera crews, T-shirt vendors, and even a visit from President Joe Biden. It seemed as though all this attention might ensure that history finally, would never be forgotten. But a month later some Tulsans worry that a backlash has...
Published 07/02/21
Ignored, erased, silenced… But Greenwood’s trauma from 1921 persists. Resmaa Menakem — a therapist and expert on healing from conflict and violence — explains how generations of people pass down the experiences of historical events, and how racialized trauma affects us all, no matter our skin...
Published 06/25/21
This episode contains descriptions of graphic violence and racially offensive language. Over two days — May 31 and June 1, 1921 — a mob of white attackers systematically looted Greenwood and burned it to the ground. Estimates vary, but reports say the marauders killed 100 to 300 people; and they...
Published 06/18/21
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