Exhumations to resume in attempt to identify victims of Tulsa Race Massacre
Driving the news: "There were 14 of the 19 that fit the criteria for further DNA analysis," city spokesperson Michelle Brooks said, per AP. "These are the ones that will be re-exhumed."
- The exhumations will be followed by another excavation for additional evidence, AP notes.
- The remains were sent to Intermountain Forensics in Salt Lake City, Utah for analysis, per AP.
Flashback: On May 31, 1921, a white mob descended on Greenwood, known at the time as the "Black Wall Street," following unsubstantiated rumors that a Black teen assaulted a white woman, Axios' Russell Contreras and Dion Rabouin report.
- The white mob burned 35 blocks and destroyed businesses, churches, homes, a library, a school and a hospital. Members of the mob randomly shot and killed innocent Black residents.