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Crime History: Dozens killed during Tulsa Race Riot

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On this day, May 31, in 1921, in Oklahoma, at least 39 people were killed in the Tulsa Race Riot . The violence began over an incident on Memorial Day, one day earlier. A 19-year-old black shoe shiner named Dick Rowland was accused of attempting to rape a 17-year-old white girl in an elevator at a department store. Rowland was arrested, and word spread of a possible lynching....