memory

It is part of our nature as human beings – whether as individuals, groups, or societies – that we create “pasts” with which we can live. If the reality of our history poses questions about our lives of today which are too painful or ominous to ponder, then we will mold our past into a less threatening chronicle, or repress it entirely. If anything, our “historic memory” is as malleable as our personal one.

–          Page 98, Chapter 5, The Segregation of Memory, Death in a Promised Land The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Scott Ellsworth

Greenwood District, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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