1921 Tulsa Race Riot
On the morning of May 30, 1921, a young black man named Dick Rowland was riding in the elevator in the Drexel Building at Third and Main… what happened that day? Why was 1921 a year we will remember? Discover more about the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.
Many of Tulsa’s buildings are listed on the National Register. See a map of downtown Tulsa and the surrounding area while you learn more about Tulsa’s Historic Sites.
Early Tulsa History
The city now known as Tulsa was first settled by the Lockapoka Creek Indians between 1828 and 1836. Learn how railroads, oil and riches, and aviation shaped the days of Early Tulsa.