A noted historian digs deep into the latest work by an equally eminent scholar who spent much of his career fruitfully exposing the 1921 massacre of thousands of black Tulsa citizens. The book and the review coincided with the mass-murder’ centennial
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.
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“This Extraordinary Being” reveals that the show's America’s first costumed crime fighter was William Reeves, the childhood survivor of the destruction of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Black Wall Street, and a queer black man.
Red Summer 0f 1919 — so deemed by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson to capture its sheer bloodiness — is a study in what historian Carol Anderson calls white rage. African Americans fought back, including in numerous incidents of armed self-defense.
The destruction of the rule of law has actually been going on for a long, long time. Even the incredible power of the Civil Rights Movement couldn’t make the rule of law viable for black citizens. Eventually, rampant but selective disregard for the rule of law taints and corrupts the entire system.
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