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The burning: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 / Tim Madigan ; adapted for young people by Hilary Beard.

Madigan, Tim, 1957- (author.). Beard, Hilary, (adapter.).

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Summary:

One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This book recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and Tulsa's White population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood's devastation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this tragedy. Delving into history that's long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 305.8009766 .M182b 2021 (Text) 37814003342533 YOUNG ADULT - NEW Book System_Only_3months 08/31/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250787699
  • ISBN: 1250787696
  • Physical Description: xviii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt & Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Prologue: Like judgment day -- What do you say now? -- Beyond hatred's reach -- A promised land -- A perilous position -- May 30, 1921: The incident -- Dick Rowland runs -- Lynching tonight -- Fear in Greenwood -- Tuesday, May 31: The sheriff's promise -- Down the road to apocalypse -- The apocalypse -- May 31, 1921: Round midnight -- Daybreak -- Attack on Mount Zion -- Retrospective -- Dr. Jackson -- June 1, 1921: Troops arrive -- Sickening aftermath -- June 1, 1921: The assignment of a lifetime -- Tursday, June 2, 1921: A conspiracy of silence -- Rebuilding -- The veil lifted -- Reparations -- Author's note.
Summary, etc.:
One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This book recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and Tulsa's White population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood's devastation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this tragedy. Delving into history that's long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America.
Subject: African American neighborhoods > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Racism > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Riots > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Violence > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Tulsa (Okla.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Oklahoma > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Young adult literature.
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