tulsa race riot

This past week marks the anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Where can I learn more about what happened?

The Tulsa Race Riot, which began on May 31, 1921, is a chapter of our city’s history about which many people, including a lot of native Tulsans, know very little, despite the fact that it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the destruction of an entire section of town. The library, through our African American Resource Center (or AARC), has compiled a list of resources about the event and the conditions that caused it. These items include a number of books, periodicals and electronic media, as well as educator kits and links to other local agencies.

Diversity And Dialogue: Moving Beyond The Tulsa Race Riots

D2: Diversity & Dialogue is an annual event hosted by the Diversity Crew which focuses on current diversity-issues. The event always includes an expert on the chosen subject followed by attendee discussion. The 2013 D2 event is called Moving Beyond the Tulsa Race Riots.

Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 Historic District National Register Nomination Report

The City of Tulsa is working with the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to complete a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the 1921 Race Riot, including the historic Greenwood business district.