This is what happened to black folks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921

Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country. Businesses flourished along Greenwood Avenue — dubbed Black Wall Street, according to tradition, by the great educator Booker T. Washington. Residential neighborhoods spread out in a bustling community of several thousand souls.

In a little more than 12 hours, it was gone. White mobs invaded Greenwood intent on burning, looting and killing. This is what happened in the 1921.

Tulsa Race Massacre / The Tulsa World Library: See all of the coverage of the race massacre in this special report.