Tulsa Race Riot/ Reparations

GUESTS: CURRIE BALLARD *Served on the Tulsa Race Riot Commission and chaired the subcommittee on reparations *Historian in residence at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma *Curator of the black exhibits at the Oklahoma Historical Society. BILL GRAVES * Republican Oklahoma State Representative JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN *Emeritus professor of history at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina *Author of many books on African-American history including From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans. Nearly eighty years ago, Greenwood— a black section of Tulsa where many affluent blacks lived and owned their own businesses— was leveled by a mob of whites in a pogrom that left as many as 300 dead. Beyond recognizing the history, can anything be done today to correct this past injustice? I'm Melinda Penkava. Join us to examine the legacy of the Tulsa race riot, and the debate over reparations.

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