President Biden Issues Proclamation to Commemorate 1921 Tulsa Massacre

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People walk by a mural for Black Wall Street in the Greenwood district during centennial commemorations of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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President Biden visited Tulsa, Oklahoma today to commemorate 100 years since the Tulsa massacre which left 300 dead, destroyed entire city blocks, and left nearly 10,000 homeless.

FILE – In this Friday, May 28, 2021 file photo, Tulsa Race Massacre survivors, from left, Hughes Van Ellis Sr., Lessie Benningfield Randle, and Viola Fletcher, wave and high-five supporters from a horse-drawn carriage before a march in Tulsa, Okla. Earlier in the month, the three gave testimony in a panel about the massacre in the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

President Biden urged Americans to rid society of systemic racism. Congress members Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) also spoke at the event.

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