Multiple bullet wounds found in remains of Black man during search for Tulsa massacre victims
The discovery was made at the Oaklawn Cemetery during an investigation into one of the nation’s worst acts of racial violence.
Skeletal remains unearthed at a mass grave as part of an investigation into the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre have revealed that at least one of the victims was shot several times, including in the head and shoulder. The discovery, announced last week, comes less than a month following the 100th anniversary of one of the nation’s most heinous acts of racial violence.
The remains of the Black man with multiple bullet wounds is part of extensive work by forensic scientists and archeologists at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who are searching for unmarked burial sites of victims.
The thriving Black community of Greenwood was destroyed