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Grave Excavation Finds Five Coffins Thought To Be 1921 Tulsa Massacre Victims

June 4, 2021

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. 

Workers join hands at the site where excavation will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery in a search for victims of the Tulsa race massacre believed to be buried in a mass grave, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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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