Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Title
Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Author
Colbert, Brandy author.

ISBN
9780063056664

Edition
First edition.

Physical Description
216 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.

Contents
May 30, 1921 -- Oklahoma! Soon be livin' in a brand-new state -- To be Black in America -- Fighting for survival -- May 31, 1921 -- Black Wall Street comes alive -- Extra! Extra! Read all about it!, or The promise of a lynching -- June 1, 1921 -- The aftermath -- The legacy of Greenwood -- Afterword.

Subject Term
Riots -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century.
 
Racism -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa -- History -- 20th century.
 
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
 
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Oklahoma -- Tulsa.

Geographic Term
Tulsa (Okla.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Local Subject
Teen nonfiction collection.

Summary
"In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District--a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short 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 US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today? These are the questions that . . . author Brandy Colbert seeks to answer in this . . . nonfiction account of the Tulsa Race Massacre." --


LibraryCall NumberStatus
Bayport Public LibraryTEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)TEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
Oakdale LibraryTEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)TEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)TEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
Stillwater Public LibraryTEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction
Wildwood Library (Mahtomedi)TEEN 976.686 COLTeen Nonfiction