Tulsa shootings — echoes of 1921

The horrific, random shooting of five black people last Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has horrified the nation. Three of the victims died and two white men have been arrested and charged with the shootings. The racial violence recalls the 1921 race riot that destroyed the city’s black neighborhood.

Several good books have been written about the Tulsa riot, including Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy.