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Human Remains Found in Search for 1921 Massacre Victims

It's not yet clear whether they belong to victims of the Tulsa race massacre

(Newser) - On the second day of a renewed search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre , officials announced at least one set of human remains has been found. They will be analyzed to determine whether they are from a massacre victim, CNN reports; the Washington Post notes that will happen...

Tulsa Renews Search for Massacre Victims

More than 300 people were killed in 1921 attack on Black residents

(Newser) - A second excavation begins Monday at a cemetery in an effort to find and identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and shed light on the tragedy. The violence left hundreds dead and decimated an area that was once a cultural and economic center for African Americans. "I...

Lawsuit Filed Over Century-Old 'Massacre in Slow Motion'

105-year-old leads plaintiffs in demanding reparations for destroying 'Black Wall Street'

(Newser) - Lessie Benningfield "Mother" Randle was just a child when the Greenwood area of Tulsa, Okla., (aka "Black Wall Street") was attacked by a white mob and burned down in the spring of 1921, killing an estimated 300 Black Americans. Now a lawsuit led by Randle, 105—who...

Health Official: Trump Rally 'Likely' a Factor in COVID Surge

Tulsa has seen a dramatic increase in new COVID cases

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day...

Trump Campaign Blocked Social Distancing in Tulsa

Staff ordered removal of 'Do Not Sit Here' stickers

(Newser) - With coronavirus cases on the rise in the Tulsa area, arena management bought 12,000 stickers to place on seats to enforce social distancing before President Trump's rally. But the Trump campaign had the stickers—reading "Do Not Sit Here, Please!" and placed on almost every other...

More Aides Test Positive After Rally

Two Secret Service staffers are among those infected with the coronavirus

(Newser) - Coronavirus tests have come back positive for two more members of President Trump's Tulsa advance team. Both were at the president's reelection rally Saturday, NBC reports, and the campaign said they wore masks. That brings the number of staff members who were in Tulsa known to be infected...

Fallout From Trump's Tulsa Rally Continues
Fallout From Trump's
Tulsa Rally Continues
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Fallout From Trump's Tulsa Rally Continues

Campaign manager Brad Parscale is taking heat

(Newser) - President Trump's weekend rally in Tulsa did not go as planned , with a post-mortem in Politico going so far as to use the word "debacle" to describe it. Much of the negative attention is focused on campaign chief Brad Parscale, who boasted beforehand of more than 1 million...

Trump 'Furious' Over Tulsa Rally: Insiders

And a debate erupts over the official head count of 6,200

(Newser) - Looks like size really does matter—again. In a story that echoes the debate over President Trump's inauguration crowd, CNN is reporting on competing head counts at Trump's Saturday rally in Oklahoma. While the Tulsa fire marshal says 6,200 showed up at the Bank of Oklahoma Center,...

TikTok Teens Claim They Messed With Trump Rally

Ditto K-pop fans

(Newser) - Teen TikTok users and K-pop fans are apparently patting themselves on the back for what they claim was a successful prank related to the attendance at President Trump's Tulsa rally on Saturday. While Trump's re-election campaign trumpeted last Monday that it had received more than 1 million ticket...

At Rally, Trump Says He Ordered Slowdown of COVID Testing
Trump Rally Fails 
to Fill Tulsa Stadium

Trump Rally Fails to Fill Tulsa Stadium

President blamed media, protesters

(Newser) - President Trump's rally in Oklahoma Saturday night is believed to be the biggest indoor event in the US since coronavirus restrictions began—but it wasn't quite as big as expected. There were thousands of empty seats at Tulsa's 19,000-capacity BOK Center, though the campaign said it...

White Guard Charged With Killing Black Motel Guest

Christopher Straight is charged with first-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - A white Oklahoma security guard has been arrested in the killing a black motel guest who had argued with the manager, NBC News reports. The guard, 53-year-old Christopher Straight, was charged June 6 with first-degree manslaughter for the death of Carlos Carson that day. "Based on our investigation, we...

They're Lining Up in Tulsa
6 Trump Staffers Test
Positive at Tulsa Rally

6 Trump Staffers Test Positive at Tulsa Rally

Officials say they expect 100K people to show up

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign says six staff members helping set up for his Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have tested positive for coronavirus, the AP reports. The campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said in a statement that "quarantine procedures" were immediately initiated and no staff member who...

Tulsa Drops Curfew as Court Allows Rally

Under Oklahoma guidelines, ruling says, social distancing is up to businesses

(Newser) - President Trump's planned rally in Tulsa got the go-ahead Friday from the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which rejected a lawsuit that could have canceled the event. The city then called off a three-day curfew, causing confusion among police, after Trump tweeted that he'd spoken to Tulsa's mayor. Trump...

Trump Warns 'Agitators' Ahead of Rally

Tulsa imposes a curfew ahead of Saturday event

(Newser) - A curfew is now in place around the Tulsa arena where President Trump plans to hold a Saturday rally. It took effect Thursday night and is intended to keep protesters from gathering around the BOK Center downtown through 6am Sunday, reports the Tulsa World . The rally begins at 7pm Saturday,...

Campaign Says Ticket Demand for Trump Rally Is a Record

Brad Parscale: More than 1M ticket requests have been received for Tulsa event

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign manager says there have been more than 1 million ticket requests for the rally Saturday in Tulsa. That's not going to work: The arena holds about 20,000. Brad Parscale, who announced the ticket news in a tweet , did not say how the campaign will...

Tulsa Newspaper: Please Don't Come, Mr. President

Editorial says a campaign rally makes no sense right now

(Newser) - President Trump is scheduled to host a campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday, but he's receiving anything but a warm welcome from the local newspaper and the top local health official. In an editorial, the Tulsa World argues that "a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together...

'Out of Respect,' Trump Moves Date of Campaign Rally

President changes Tulsa event to next Saturday after pushback on original Juneteenth date

(Newser) - President Trump said earlier this week that his next campaign rally, set to be held Friday in Oklahoma, would be "a celebration," but that event has now been moved so it won't conflict with another commemoration. The rally had generated controversy because it was set to occur...

Trump Defends Choice of Date for Rally
Trump Defends Choice
of Date for Rally
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Trump Defends Choice of Date for Rally

Juneteenth event will be a 'celebration,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump resumes his political rallies next week, with Tulsa the first city on the list. The selection continues to generate controversy because the rally takes place on June 19, and Juneteenth is the annual celebration of the end of slavery. Given the current tensions on race over the George...

Trump Picks Tulsa for Return of Rallies

State was among the first to loosen coronavirus restrictions

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And he says he’s planning more events in Florida, Texas, and Arizona as well. Trump made the announcement as he met with a handful of African American supporters Wednesday afternoon...

99 Years Later, an 'Unprecedented' Move in Tulsa

Dig at Oaklawn Cemetery tied to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 to begin in April

(Newser) - A century later, officials plan to dig up part of a cemetery that could possibly hold victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, in which hundreds of African Americans were killed in an infamous instance of racial violence that city leaders largely stayed mum on for nearly a century....

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