Tulsa Riots Term Paper by Nicky

An overview of the Tulsa riots of 1921.
# 150100 | 1,349 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2012 | US

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This paper presents an analysis of the Tulsa race riots of 1921, pointing out the contributing factors prior to the attacks and rebuilding the Black community in its aftermath. First, the paper describes the African-American community in Tulsa, showing how it was affluent and tight knit. The paper also discusses what triggered the riots and the subsequent violence. Additionally, the paper explores how the community returned to success after the riot. Various quotes are interspersed throughout the paper which further illustrate the points made. The paper concludes by discussing the rebuilding of the Greenwood neighborhood and its condition today.


Black Wall Street
How the Afro-American Community Became Successful

From the Paper:

"Black Wall Street could be likened today to a mini-Beverly Hills. It was the proof that the Black community, during the early 1900s, could operate successful businesses and live happy, well-to-do lives. The main thoroughfare of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma is Greenwood Ave. It was crossed by Archer and Pine Streets. Many of the blacks owned farmland and many others had entered the oil business. It was a tight community and they helped each other out when needed. It was one of the most affluent black communities in the country at the time.
"There were Ph.D.'s, black attorneys and doctors. One doctor, Dr. Berry, owned the bus system. His average income at the time was about $500 a day. Six blacks owned their own planes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Childs, R.E. "Black Wall Street." logicalthinker.tripod.com. http://logicalthinker.tripod.com/blackwall1.html (accessed September 7, 2009).
  • Davis, Kenneth C. Don't Know Much About History. New York: Harper Collins, 2003.
  • Ellsworth, S. Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa race riot of 1921. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 1992.
  • Gates, Eddie Faye. "Oral History Accounts of the Tulsa Riot of 1921 by Black Survivors." Tulsa Reparations. http://www.tulsareparations.org/Vignettes.htm (accessed September 6, 2009).
  • Oklahoma Commission. "A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921." Oklahoma Historical Society. February 28, 2001. http://www.okhistory.org/trrc/freport.htm (accessed September 7, 2009).

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