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Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre / Brandy Colbert.

Colbert, Brandy, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063056664
  • ISBN: 0063056666
  • Physical Description: 216 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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" --
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 9 514515.
Awards Note:
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist, 2022.
Subject: Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
African Americans > Crimes against > Oklahoma > Tulsa.
African Americans > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Riots > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Racism > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Tulsa (Okla.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Young adult literature.

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