Feature photo courtesy of the Tulsa World and Oklahoma Historical Society. A tent home is shown in the photo as many Greenwood families homes were destroyed in the riots. For much of the next year this is what the living situation for many Greenwood families was like. Music courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society and Performance by Dr. Harold Aldridge.
This episode explores the the Immediate Aftermath, Response, and Disaster Relief Efforts and is hosted by Caitlyn W. When the dust settled On the evening of June 1, 1921 the thriving nature of Greenwood was a thing of the past. Following one of the deadliest race riots in United States History how did the racially unjust criminal justice system respond? What ensued in Greenwood after and what did disaster relief take place before the age of mass technology?
Sources for this episode are listed below:
“1921 Race Massacre Survivors.” 2021. John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation. John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, Inc. Accessed March 9. https://www.jhfcenter.org/1921-race-massacre-survivors.
Ellsworth, Scott, and John Hope Franklin. 2001. “History Knows No Fences: An Overview.” Essay. In Tulsa Race Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, 21–35.
Ellsworth, Scott. 2001. “The Tulsa Race Riot.” Essay. In Tulsa Race Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, 37–100.
“Otis Clark TULSA 1921 RACE MASSACRE.” 2019. Voices of Oklahoma. Voices of Oklahoma. March 1, 2019. https://www.voicesofoklahoma.com/interview/clark-otis/.
“Red Cross Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 1921, Put up for Use after the Race Riot of June 1921.” 1921. The Library of Congress. November 1. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017679774/.
Robertson, David. 2019. “Black History Month 2019: The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.” Web log. The Moderate Voice. February 15. https://themoderatevoice.com/tulsa-race-riot/.
“Timeline: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.” 2020. Tulsa World. October 6. https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/racemassacre/timeline-the-1921-tulsa-race-massacre/collection_1c02a7b4-86ce-11e8-b63d-c3bbb45d4a6c.html#10.
Willows, Maurice. 1921. “Disaster Relief Report: Riot 1921.” Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. December 30. https://www.tulsahistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1921-Red-Cross-Report-December-30th.pdf.