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The burning : Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
Title:
The burning : Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
ISBN:
9781250787699
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xviii, 302 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Young adult adaptation of: Burning / Tim Madigan.
Contents:
Introduction -- Prologue: Like judgement day -- What do you say now? -- Beyond hatred's reach -- A promised land -- A perilous position -- May 30, 1921: The incident -- Dick Rowland run -- Lynching tonight -- Fear in Greenwood -- Tuesday, May 31: The sheriff's promise -- Down the road to 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 -- Thursday, June 2, 1921: A conspiracy of silence -- Rebuilding -- The veil lifted -- Reparations.
Reading Level:
1190 L Lexile
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. The Burning 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." --
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