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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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4.5 stars from 1,606 ratings
First season was really well done. Second season was alright at first, but after the third episode it went off the rails. Fourth episode took it at face value that black people in Tulsa should get reparations from white people in Tulsa which is wild. This is after the series talks about the...Read full review »
Clifford82 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
Outside of US listener
First few episodes are not available until June 5th, which is fine. What is not fine is that it is now July. Fix your feed please
Kelly T NZ via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 07/05/21
Fairly week on Tulsa
The 9/11 season one was great and I’m trying to like season 2 on the massacre in Tulsa but the content is so heavy on background the actual ‘what happened’ component leaves one wanting much more detail on the actual event.
JKH_Bucks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/21
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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