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Next steps in search for mass graves from 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted at 5:52 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 06:52:57-05

TULSA, Okla. — An update is coming in the search for mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

The Public Oversight Committee meeting Monday to discuss the next steps.

The Oaklawn Cemetery is just one of the locations where the ground penetrating radar possibly found human remains from the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Anomalies were also found at The Canes, a homeless camp near the Arkansas River.

Greg Robinson, who sits on the Public Oversight Committee said the community felt validated after hearing about the anomalies.

He said it matches up with the verbal histories passed down from residents in Tulsa.

There are factors the committee must take into consideration before they take the next steps to excavate.

“This is going to take a while but we want to be as urgent as possible. Obviously, if we have enough data to excavate, then I wouldn’t be surprised if the committee says lets start excavating on the area that we have the data that tells us it’s worth doing that.

Robinson said they want to hear from people in the community who may have information or thoughts as to what the committee should do next.

Monday’s meeting has been moved to the Rudisill Regional Library at 5:30 pm.

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