President Joe Biden is visiting Oklahoma Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
The attack on Tulsa's Greenwood District took place on May 31 and June, 1, 1921. Mobs of white residents attacked, set aflame, and looted the Greenwood District, otherwise known as "Black Wall Street". The district drew its name from being one of the wealthiest communities for Black people at the time.
The number of those who were killed in the assault has been estimated to be as high as 300 people. The two-day event left thousands more homeless, wiped out generational wealth for an entire community, and was often left out of the curriculum in Oklahoma schools.
President Biden's schedule in Tulsa
The president arrived in Tulsa shortly after 1 p.m. Here is a look at President Biden's schedule for Tuesday:
* 8:30 a.m.: President receives daily briefing
* 10 a.m.: President departs White House for Joint Base Andrews
* 10:20 a.m.: President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to Tulsa
* 12:50 p.m.: President arrives at Tulsa International Airport
The president was greeted in Tulsa by several state and tribal leaders. After landing in Tulsa, the president participated in a phone line with:
* Governor Kevin Stitt
* Mayor G.T. Bynum, Tulsa
* City Councilor Kara Joy (KJ) McKee, Tulsa
* Governor Gary Batton, Choctaw Nation
* Governor Bill Anoatubby, Chickasaw Nation
* Chief Greg Chilcoat, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
* Principal Chief David Hill, Muscogee Nation
* Chair Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party
* 1:45 p.m.: President tours Greenwood Cultural Center
* 3:15 p.m.: President delivers remarks to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre
* 4:50 p.m.: President departs Tulsa International Airport to return to Washington, D.C
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