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President Biden On 1921 Tulsa Massacre: ‘Hell Was Unleashed’

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Joe Biden on Tuesday June 1st became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where hundreds of Black Americans were massacred by a white mob in 1921, and he said the legacy of racist violence and white supremacy still resonates.

Biden came to Tulsa to put a spotlight on an event that epitomizes the country’s history of brutal racial violence, despite the massacre being largely under the radar in U.S. classrooms and history books for years.

“We should know the good, the bad, everything,” Biden said in a speech to the few survivors of the attack on Tulsa’s Greenwood district and their descendants. “That’s what great nations do. They come to terms with their dark sides. And we’re a great nation.”

The president made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of the tragedy, to remember the victims. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.