Amateur Forensics Geek
- Oct 8, 2022
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*I don’t have a clue if this belongs here. It may not so…here goes anyway.
Now, Intermountain Forensics is taking on even bigger projects than before. They received a grant from the City of Tulsa last year to identify bodies of people that may have been killed during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, a white lynch mob attacked the Black neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma for two days, destroying what had been dubbed Black Wall Street and killing more than 300 people. The attack had been predicated on an alleged assault against a white woman by a Black man. After a series of escalations from white residents, fthey eventually converged into Greenwood, destroying “35 square blocks of Greenwood, burning down over 1,200 homes, over 60 businesses, a school, a hospital, a public library, and a dozen churches,” according to Human Rights Watch.
Many of the victims ended up in unmarked graves, unidentified. The city of Tulsa blamed the Black community for the massacre.
This forensic DNA lab is using new tech to solve cold cases - Utah BusinessIntermountain Forensics is helping to solve cold cases by using DNA. Utah's Cold Case Coalition is uncovering the truth behind Rosie Tapia's murder andtruth behind the Tulsa Race Massacre.www.utahbusiness.com
It doesn't look like Intermountain Forensics or the Tulsa Massacre Victims have threads dedicated to them (that's presuming I searched right). Maybe report on your post and ask a mod to make a thread for you? DNA Doe Project and Othram and such have their own update threads, so maybe Intermountain should too. And if there are Does from the Tulsa Massacre that they're looking to ID, then those folks should definitely have a thread.