On the night of May 21, 1921, $26 million was burned to the ground. The infamous Tulsa Race Riot targeted 35 blocks of Black American businesses and residences. Within 16 hours the Ku Klux Klan of Tulsa decimated thriving economic growth that had spurred as a result of large numbers of Black Americans migrating west to escape the socio-economic constraints of the south in the hopes of finding sustaining prosperity. Instead, fortunes were lost.