tulsa race riots


Reliable Narrators and the Role of History

In 1921, violence erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when armed African American men—many of them returning veterans—tried to protect a young black man from lynching. By the time the Tulsa race riots were over, at least 10 whites and 26 African Americans were dead. In one African American neighborhood, white rioters […]


Tension in the Timeline 10

They came on horses, on foot, in crowds tired and tattered, forcibly marched west, faces stained with salt and dust and heartache. They came, freedmen who had heard the tales of jobs, chances, homes of their own. They boarded trains, rode wagons, gathered up their lives and moved them from […]