Tulsa, OK 2016 – May 31, 1921 #redsummer

Tulsa, on May 31, 1921 was among the most deadly and destructive “race riots” (ethnic purges) in American history. As part of the Red Summer project, I also photographed places of racial conflict during the post World War I era between 1917 and 1923. Tulsa stands out because of the great social and economic advancement of Tulsa’s black community (before the purge) and for being one of the many false or greatly exaggerated accusations of black men assaulting white women. http://wendelwhite.com/projects/redsummer #redsummer #tulsa #1921 #raceriot

Tulsa, OK May 31-June 1, 1921. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ. June 2, 1921

Tulsa, OK May 31-June 1, 1921. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ. June 2, 1921

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