August 10, 1999 |
Survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riot who were invited to testify before a commission investigating the clash instead listened in silence Monday as a historian detailed the horrors. Scott Ellsworth, who wrote a book on the riot, now believes it was the worst incident of racial violence in U.S. history. At least 200 to 300 people, mostly blacks, are believed to have perished. As many as 10,000 white men and boys gathered to attack the black community, Ellsworth said.
December 8, 2001 |
The parents of Columbine gunman Eric Harris said Friday they were horrified by the publication of their son's journal, fearing it could inspire copycat attacks. Wayne and Kathy Harris issued the statement through their attorney, Benjamin Colkitt, after journal excerpts were published in several newspapers this week. Colkitt said that neither he nor the Harrises would comment beyond the two-paragraph statement.