A Stonewall Award-Winning Author
On June 1, 1921, a white mob marched into Tulsa, Oklahoma's predominantly Black Greenwood District, known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in U.S. history. But how did it come to pass? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today? This book explores the ways in which the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre is the story of America - and by showing us who we are, points to a way forward.