Tulsa race massacre events canceled after DHS bulletin about white supremacists

Update: The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission announced that it would be canceling a star-studded event with Stacey Abrams and John Legend due to “unexpected circumstances.”

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday that said white supremacists could target events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre.

source told CNN that the bulletin reads that these events “probably are attractive targets for some racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist-white supremacists to commit violence.”

RELATED: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Discusses Congressional Hearing on Tulsa Massacre

On May 31, 1921, a violent white mob descended upon the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They destroyed 35 blocks of businesses and residences, commonly referred to as Black Wall Street, owned by Black residents.

Over 300 people were killed, 1,256 homes burned, 314 buildings were looted and an estimated $50 million to $100 million in final losses was reported, according to CNN.

President Joe Biden will visit Tulsa next week in honor of the anniversary, the White House announced this week. 

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect event cancellations. 

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