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A History of a Riot: Tulsa, 1921-2011

Race riots have occurred in numerous cities across the United States including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Washington D. C. Unfortunately, Tulsa also suffered from the blight of racism. In 1921, racial tensions in Tulsa … Continue reading

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John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park dedication

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation opened the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park yesterday, October 27, 2010 in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The park is a result of the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 … Continue reading

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Sarah Blackwood photographs

This new acquisition of 11 photographs came to us due to the University’s relationship with the Thomas Gilcrease Museum. They had been given to the Gilcrease, but since the museum doesn’t collect race riot materials and we do, it was felt that the … Continue reading

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