Century of inequality

2nd Jun, 2021

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Members of the Black Panther Party and other armed demonstrators rally in the Greenwood district during commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the US. Photo: AFP

At the foot of modern buildings on an anonymous street, a few discreet metal plaques catch the eye. "Grier shoemaker," "Earl real estate" - riveted to the ground, they bear the names of black-owned businesses that once stood there before being destroyed during one of the worst racial massacres in the US, in 1921.

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