Search for mass graves resumes in Tulsa

Historians believe victims of the city's 1921 race massacre could be buried at one of three sites currently being investigated. KJRH's Gitzel Puente reports.

TULSA, Okla. (KJRH/NBC News) —  The search for possible mass graves created after the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has resumed.

On Monday, a team conducted site preparations and began the initial soil removal at Oaklawn Cemetery, one of the three possible mass graves locations.

A team of city employees and researchers from the University of Oklahoma dug into a 16 x nine feet area on the west side of the cemetery. Researchers said they found some debris and a few artifacts on the first day.

In October 2019 the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey found an anomaly underground with a ground penetrating radar.

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