Sure Harding lights a firework with her grandfather Steve Harding on Independence Day in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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North Tulsa is a predominately African-American community within Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the 1910's, a concentration of African-American businesses and wealth in the Greenwood district appeared, nicknamed "Black Wall Street." In 1921, a violent uprising (now called the Tulsa Race Riot or Tulsa Race Massacre) against the North Tulsa community torched 35 square miles of homes and businesses. This essay is to show, nearly 100 years later, the life that abounds from the ashes.

Teachers and administration celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently renamed Unity Learning Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before this, it was called Andrew Jackson Elementary.

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Moments before a storm in a North Tulsa neighborhood.

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A member of the congregation waits in the doorway at First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fifty-eight years ago, Pastor Martin Luther King visited the church where 1,500 Oklahomans gathered to hear his message of unity.

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Family members gather at matriarch Alberta Caldwell's home on the Fourth of July. Since her husband died 4 years ago, Alberta says she tries to keep her home full of family and friends.

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A roadside floral arrangement in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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The Reed Community Foundation Boxing Gym in Tulsa, Oklahoma is open to community members every day of the week. "I offer boys here a space and discipline, and they excel," Coach Reed said.

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Members of the congregation during a service at First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Ahreanna Hytche and her daughter Angel walk near a highway in North Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Dusk falls over an intersection in North Tulsa.

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