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Event marks progress 95 years after race riot

Event marks progress 95 years after race riot
Posted at 8:57 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 22:15:33-04

A non-profit group is hosting an event to mark the progress the Tulsa area has made 95 years after the devastating race riots in 1921.

The group, Racism Stinks, is hosting the event Saturday, May 28 in the Brady Arts District startign at 8 a.m.

It's the second year for the event and this year the location change to the site of the race riot has sparked some backlash. However, event organizer Richard Baxter said the events are not meant as a way to ignore the current difficulties, but to recognize progress made toward unity and open a dialogue about current racial tension.

Find more information at Racism Stinks' website.