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Took Only 16 Hours to Destroy Black Wall Street — 1,000 Black-Owned Businesses and Homes!

     It eventually came to down to a false accusation of an attempted sexual assault that motivated a lynch mob to take action. And their idea of justice was to take down Black Wall Street. And so, on May 31, 1921, not only did they burn down all the Black businesses and more than 1,000 homes, but they also murdered hundreds of the residents. Even worse, when the Black residents tried to defend themselves, thousands of them were arrested by police.       […]