24 unmarked graves may belong to victims of 1921 Tulsa Massacre

Another 24 unmarked graves, possibly containing victims of Oklahoma’s Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921, have been discovered in a city cemetery, according to an update from the state archaeologist.

Newly discovered burials bring in total unmarked graves discovered at Oaklawn Cemetery in the city to more than 40, and investigators suspect there could be many more. Up to 300 people were killed (opens in a new tab) in the outbreak of racial violence, by modern estimates – most of whom were black; however, reports at the time likely downplayed the severity of the conflict.

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