Even after Lincoln’s emancipation of slavery
Tulsa remained divided along the racial line.
Black citizens, working hard became prosperous
The “Black Wall Street” became city’s successful business zone.
Time was ripe for jealousy and anger for the city’s other race.
A rumor bomb was thrown into that flashing rage
Black Dick Rowland raped white Sarah Page.
Thus began the race-riot, burning businesses, and massacre.
Then the entire event miraculously vanished from nation’s consciousness.
The recent brutal murder of Mr. George Floyd
Resurrected the Tulsa-event back in spotlight, a century later.