Nationwide to Back Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Event
May 4, 2021 by Allison Bell
Nationwide is supporting the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission by contributing cash and speakers to the commission’s Economic Empowerment Day conference.
The two-day massacre started May 31, 1921. During the massacre, White residents of Tulsa set fire to homes and businesses in the Greenwood District, a neighborhood that had been popular with Black residents and included a “Black Wall Street” area. The attackers also bombed the neighborhood with aircraft. The massacre killed hundreds of Black residents, and it crushed many of the city’s Black-owned businesses.