Latest from DeNeen L. Brown
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum called the discovery a significant moment in Tulsa history, but more work must be done to determine whether the remains are connected to the century-old massacre
  • Oct 21, 2020
A state archaeologist said the bones discovered Tuesday in Oaklawn Cemetery will be examined for trauma.
  • Oct 20, 2020
Exactly where they are buried remains a century-old mystery. On Monday, the city will begin digging for a second time in Oaklawn Cemetery.
  • Oct 19, 2020
The NFL's decision to play the Black national anthem at its season-opening games could expose millions of Americans to a song written a century ago and beloved by African Americans.
  • Sep 10, 2020
The lawsuit claims that the city, the county, the Oklahoma National Guard and other officials not only failed to defend Black people from a White mob but aided in the killing and destruction.
  • Sep 2, 2020
Harold Franklin, who integrated Auburn University in 1964, was blocked from earning his master's degree in history. More than a half-century later, he finally got the chance to defend his thesis.
  • Aug 30, 2020
A mosaic of her portrait, on display at Washington’s Union Station, is composed of thousands of smaller photos of women who fought for the right to vote and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification.
  • Aug 25, 2020
Nanny of the Maroons, a national hero in Jamaica, helped defeat the British and bring an end to the slave trade in the British Empire.
  • Aug 19, 2020
Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to U.S. Congress, and in 1972, she became the first Black woman to run for president.
  • Aug 11, 2020
Tulsa officials temporarily suspended removal of the mural after protesters placed symbolic tombstones bearing the names of Black people shot by police or killed in the city’s infamous 1921 race massacre.
  • Aug 3, 2020