An excavation in Tulsa finds five coffins thought to be victims of the 1921 massacre, bringing the number of unidentified victims buried in a mass grave to 20.
CBS News reports once an excavation and analysis of Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery is complete a formal exhumation of the coffins will proceed.
Historians have estimated as many as 300 were killed in two days of violence on May 31 and June 2, 1921, led by a white mob who attacked Tulsa’s Greenwood community, home to a large Black middle class.
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