TITLE

May 31, 1921: Race riot erupts in Tulsa

AUTHOR(S)
Pusey, Allen
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
ABA Journal;May2014, Vol. 100 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the May 31, 1921 race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa and burned most parts of Greenwood District, which was the wealthiest black community in the U.S. during early 20th century. He mentions that the riot started when a crowd of angry white men at the county courthouse held black 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a shoe-shiner, for charges of attempting to rape 17 year old Sarah Page, white elevator operator.
ACCESSION #
95794546

 

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