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To commemorate the 99th memorial of the horrific Tulsa Massacre, The North Star staff writer Branden Janese reads a first-hand account of the event by attorney B.C. Franklin.
In 2015, an account from the 1921 massacre of hundreds of innocent, Black Tulsans committed by a white mob, which was supported by the police department, was uncovered in the archives. It was written ten years after the mayhem and it still stings. The most troubling matter is this ninety-nine year old account is eerily similar to the police violence against innocent people during the 2020 demonstrations — even down to the dates.