June
Race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma erupt in the Greenwood district of the city. White mobs rampage through the mostly black Greenwood for three days, setting fire to black-owned property, breaking into homes, and looting business. The rioters kill 250 people, destroy 35 city blocks, and 18,000 black homes, businesses, and churches. Four thousand blacks who are rendered homeless are relocated to fair grounds in cattle and hog pens.