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About Howard Zinn

I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.

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  • Tulsa Race Riot ruins, an African American man with a camera suveying the rubble.
    Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession

    In 1921, one of the most violent episodes of dispossession in U.S. history occurred. As Linda Christensen writes, “The term ‘race riot’ does not adequately describe the events of May 31-June 1, 1921 in Greenwood, a black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In fact, the term itself implies that both blacks and whites might be equally to blame for the lawlessness and violence. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property.”

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