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Reclaiming the narrative of the Tulsa Race Massacre through ‘restorative justice archeology’

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The Rev. Robert Turner of Vernon AME Church prays at Oaklawn Cemetery after learning that scientists have found a mass grave during an excavation looking for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Bethany Mollenkof / Associated Press

The Tulsa Race massacre is known as one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history. Black businesses were razed and hundreds of people were killed. But the survivors also rebuilt the Greenwood Historic District.

Restore learns the stories of trauma and triumph with a Tulsa-born archaeologist.

GUESTS: Dr. Alicia Odewale, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Tulsa

Erica Griffin, public and community engagement manager for the Chicago History Museum

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Written by Natalia Chi

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