Blacks, whites gather in Tulsa to remember race riots

June 02, 1998
Mabel Little had something to say to those assembled on the 77th anniversary of one of the nation's worst race riots. ``God bless you wonderful people!'' said Mrs. Little, who lost her church, her business and 35 blocks of her community when white mobs torched it in two days of rioting on June 1, 1921. Hundreds -- both black and white -- attended an emotional ``assembly of repentance'' on Monday in a bare lot where Tulsa's thriving black business district once proudly stood.