Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Stairs to Nowhere
It is the 50th anniversary of the bloodiest race riot in the US history. It happened a block away from this site. This is a section of the neighborhood where I live. At present, this is a huge field with many " stairs to nowhere" and a few remnants of old gardens. I took my adult class here in the spring so that they could have the plein aire experience. Nature and time works to heal old wounds. Tulsa has made an effort to mark the massacre and make sure it is now in our Oklahoma history books and has created a remembrance park which teaches about this and other human failings... The Trail of Tears, Slavery in the USA and this riot.