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Efforts Continue to Identify Victims of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Some of the 19 bodies exhumed for testing in an effort to identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and then reburied in an Oklahoma cemetery will be removed again to gather more DNA, reports Ken Miller for the Associated Press. The 14 sets of remains were sent to Intermountain Forensics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and two sets have enough DNA recovered to begin sequencing. None of the remains recovered thus far are confirmed as victims of the massacre in which more than 1,000 homes were burned, hundreds were looted and a thriving business district known as Black Wall Street was destroyed. Historians have estimated the death toll to be between 75 and 300. Victims were never compensated.

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