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Second search planned in search for mass graves from Tulsa Race Massacre

Mayor: City to search for mass graves
Posted at 10:16 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 10:42:05-04

TULSA, Okla. — The search is moving forward in the search for potential mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

During a virtual meeting on Monday, the Public Oversight Committee agreed to conduct further core sampling and test excavations at the Oaklawn Cemetery, according to the City of Tulsa.

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Core sampling is set to take place on the south side of the cemetery near 11th Street known as the Clyde Eddy site. The crew is also conducting a test excavation in the southwest portion of the cemetery known as the Original Eighteen site.

The City of Tulsa will announce a date when it is confirmed.

In late July, archaeologists conducted an eight-day test excavation within the Sexton area at Oaklawn Cemetery. Officials said searchers found no evidence of human remains in that area.

The city said there are multiple sites that are still candidates for possible graves related to the Tulsa Race Massacre.

For the latest updates on the search for possible graves, click here.

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