CVUSD Recognizes the Tulsa Race Massacre that Occurred May 31 - June 1, 1921
The Tulsa Race Massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in a prosperous Black community in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American History. When the violence ceased, 35 city blocks lay in charred ruins, approximately 300 people were dead, and 10,000 Black residents were left homeless. To date, none of the Black survivors, their families, or the families of the victims have received compensation for the horrific act upon them and their community.
On May 1, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden signed a proclamation declaring May 31st as a day of remembrance for the Tulsa Race Massacre. President Biden called upon "the American people to reflect on the deep roots of racial terror in our Nation and recommit to the work of rooting out systemic racism across our country."
Conejo Valley Unified School District stands in solidarity with the victims and the survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre and commits to contributing to the education of this American tragedy.
At the Wednesday, May 17th Board of Education meeting, Resolution #22/23-31: Recognition of the Tulsa Race Massacre was approved.