US President Joe Biden is traveling to Oklahoma to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre and is expected to announce further steps his administration will take to combat race inequity in the country. The killings occurred in Greenwood, also known as Black Wall St, which saw the suburb razed to the ground in a racist attack in just 18 hours.
It is estimated 300 black Americans died in the assault, and only three survivors are remaining.
President Biden plans to address racial inequity in Oklahoma by tightening rules on housing discrimination, increasing federal contracts, and giving $100 billion over five years to disadvantaged businesses. President Biden is the first president to take place in events remembering the Tulsa race massacre and wants to meet with the three elderly survivors.