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dapitts08
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:24 PM

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"Running The Negro Out Of Tulsa ....."


          

That was the title of postcards created from the images of the destruction of Black Wall Street.

My dad sent me this article today: http://sfbayview.com/2011/02/what-happened-to-black-wall-street-on-june-1-1921

He said he had never heard of Black Wall Street which made me realize their are a lot of people who have not heard of this deliberate destruction of a thriving black community.

I found the documentary on youtube that I saw 10+ years ago that opened my eyes to the story. My afternoon is now being spent re-watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAX8cz4-eQ&index=1&list=PL883BC12A1F0BFC94

(note: the commentary starts around the 6 minute mark of the first video in the playlist)

I really wish they would make a big budget movie about this.


the key to happiness is not being rich;
it's doing something arduous and
creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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I'm amazed people don't know about it.
Feb 11th 2015
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I often had heard of it as the only bombing on US soil
Feb 11th 2015
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Proves a valuable lesson-- they (the majority) hate us period
Feb 11th 2015
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I just heard about this last year..a buddy of mine son's
Feb 11th 2015
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legsdiamond
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:31 PM

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1. "I'm amazed people don't know about it. "
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They cooked the books on this one. I've known about it for 30 or so years and last year i asked my wife about it and she had no clue.

Felt like I dropped the ball on that one. I thought it was something every Black Fam passed down from generation to generation.

I can't even remember how I found out about it.

  

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Atillah Moor
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:42 PM

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4. "I often had heard of it as the only bombing on US soil"
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and when I tried to find out more under that description I couldn't get good results. I think a lot of people may first hear of it in that fashion and easily dismiss it as conspiracy theory or something.

To be honest though I'd try to hide this one too-- it's beyond shameful.

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Everything looks like Oprah kissing Harvey Weinstein these days

  

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Atillah Moor
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:40 PM

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2. "Proves a valuable lesson-- they (the majority) hate us period"
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:44 PM by Atillah Moor

  

          

When black people are successful and keep to our damn selves we get killed. When we act out of line we get killed. This event really helps to illustrate that the vast majority of white folks will either kill us or watch us get killed. I almost have pity for the white majority because it must take a lot of self hate to breed this kind of violence.

Why or how we have any allegiance with their system and country becomes increasingly more confusing to me. I think in the shadow of our current events it is obvious we are and will remain second class citizens. This is no place for many of us.

If reparations can even be won it should start with the property damage from white riots such as these.

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ambient1
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Wed Feb-11-15 03:41 PM

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3. "I just heard about this last year..a buddy of mine son's"
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peoples was a part of it

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Coolin...

  

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