|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.
||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.