It’s time for another installment of #WakeUpWednesday! Today, two days after the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, we’d like to take a moment to remember those whose lives were taken. If you’d like to read more about this massacre specifically, take a look at the post from December 16th, 2020.
Instead of revisiting this massacre specifically, take a look at the article linked below. In it, you will find that the Tulsa Massacre, which many people are only just now hearing about on the 100th anniversary, isn’t the only massacre that we weren’t taught about in schools. Massacres of Black Americans are unfortunately a common historical occurrence, as this article points out. What ties many of these horrendous events together is the theme of white supremacy. Time and time again, the success and freedoms of Black Americans have nonsensically “threatened” the lives of white people, leading the the murder of thousands.
Our page, Beloved Community, exists to educate our audience about the racist, sexist, and often traumatic past of our community and our country. We hope you take this information and reshape your understanding of our nation’s history and present so that it more accurately reflects the lives that our neighbors lead.
Read more here.