A decades-long effort to recover mass burial plots from the 1921 Tulsa race riot has been spurred forward after an investigation found that two sites in the Oklahoma city may contain unmarked mass graves.
The Tulsa race riot of 1921, also called the Tulsa race massacre, resulted in the death of hundreds of African American residents of the city’s Greenwood district — then a black economic hub — when a mob of white rioters looted and burned the community.
An estimated 10,000 white people flooded into Greenwood, looting, burning, shooting, and, in some accounts, bombing black residents.
Following the attack, 35 city blocks were burned, over 800 were injured, and as many as 300 people were dead, according to the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.
These 12 books will catch you up on everything you need to know about how the world —particularly western civilization—got to where we are now. These reads will surely help you catch up on your world history. Here they are, in historical order: Continue at Source: Best History Books Of All Time: 12 Essential Reads On Western Civilization
The National Trust’s 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places includes sites from rugged Utah to Washington, DC.Tourists love to visit the National Mall Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, but few know that the National Park Service site is threatened by rising sea levels and outdated infrastructure.Visitors to Nashville’s Music Row may not realize that many historic buildings where hits were produced are being demolished in favor of new development.And sacred artifacts — some dating back 8,000 years — near Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients national monuments in Southeast Utah are being threatened by oil and gas extraction. See more at Source: America’s 11 most endangered historic places
The much-quoted adage that Britain had an “empire on which the sun never sets” is generally attributed to the Scottish author John Wilson – writing for the monthly periodical Blackwood’s Magazine in 1829 under the pseudonym “Christopher North”.
It was a statement which chimed with the times, neatly encapsulating the sheer size of a realm that spread its arms all the way west into the open spaces of Canada, all the way south to the furthest peripheries of the African continent, south-east into Australasia, and east into the ports and islands of China, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
San Diego is ready to take its love of beer to the next level. A group of beer-loving entrepreneurs have announced their plans to open the Museum of Beer in San Diego’s East Village by 2020. Read More …