This newspaper has never forgotten the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — and its fight continues
By Kurtis Lee
May 22, 20204 AM
TULSA, Okla. — Jim Goodwin ran his thumb over the screen of his iPhone, reading a rough draft of a newspaper editorial.
In 300 words, the author recounted one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history and offered a stark suggestion to Tulsa officials as the 100th anniversary of the massacre approaches: Don’t get so caught up in meeting the centenary deadline that you botch plans for a museum that at long last will properly address the atrocity.
Goodwin — the publisher of the Oklahoma Eagle
, the city’s black-owned weekly newspaper — nodded as he read the draft.