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1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: new grave site added to search plan

Ground breaking on mass graves
Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 14:15:24-05

TULSA, Okla. — Researchers, Tulsa City members, and the community move forward in the search for mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Investigators set an October 7 date to break ground by radar.

They believe bodies were left at three different Tulsa cemeteries: Oaklawn, Rolling Oaks, and Newblock Park. A fourth site was added near Newblock Park.

Unviersity of Oklahoma researchers have spent the past few months at those locations looking for exact areas to scan using ground-penetrating radar to find any remains.

After the scan, it will take a month for data to be processed.

Depending on what is found, excavation would then start.