Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), along with 22 of her Senate colleagues, reintroduced a resolution commemorating the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and honoring the lives and legacies of the nearly 300 Black men, women, and children who were killed and the nearly 9,000 Black individuals who were left homeless as a result.
The resolution encourages schools and universities to incorporate the history of the Tulsa Race Massacre into their curriculum and recognizes Congress’s commitment to acknowledge and learn from the United States’ history of racism and racial violence.
“The victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre were targeted for being Black and successful, and this resolution serves as a reminder that the fight for racial justice continues today over a century later,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Every American deserves to feel safe in their community, and I will continue to honor the memories of the men, women, and children who were murdered in 1921 by working to combat discrimination and protect our families in Nevada and across the country.”
The resolution was also endorsed by the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, National Coalition for History, and the Greenwood Rising Black Wall St. History Center.