History Byte-Voices of Oklahoma

The Tulsa Race Riot began May 30, 1921, what was then the start of a Memorial Day weekend. Widely known as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States, it left a mark on the city. Several storytellers at VoicesofOklahoma.com convey their first-hand accounts of the weekend in their oral history interviews and others describe the lasting impact on the community.

We are sharing portions of their comments in this “History Byte.” Listen here to these Voices of Oklahoma.