Monday marks 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

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TULSA (CBS 58) -- Monday, May 31, marks 100 years since one of America's worst, and least known tragedies, the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921 - two days of deadly violence, white mobs destroyed nearly every building in a prospering black community.

Hundreds of lives were lost in a matter of days.

The bodies of those killed were buried in mass graves.

Now a newly-renovated monument at the site of the massacre honors those who lost their lives and businesses.

President Biden will travel to Tulsa this week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

A CBS News Special: Tulsa 1921 An American Tragedy will air at 9 p.m. Monday, May 31, on CBS 58.

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