Courts & Crime

February 28, 2011

Slocom, Texas, remembers the massacre of blacks in 1910

In terms of loss of life and property, Slocum rivals a 1921 atrocity in Tulsa and another two years later in Rosewood, Fla., among the worst racial pogroms in the nation's history. But in Slocum, now consisting of a school and smattering of houses 150 miles southeast of Fort Worth, no public monument commemorates what happened. It is not taught in history classes. The massacre survives instead in stories told quietly across generations, by whites and blacks alike.

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