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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Image and sheet): 2 7/8 × 4 7/8 in. (7.3 × 12.4 cm)
H x W (Board): 8 × 12 in. (20.3 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Date:
June 1, 1921
Caption:
On May 31 and June 1, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, mobs of white residents brutally attacked the African American community of Greenwood, colloquially known as "Black Wall Street," in the deadliest racial massacre in U.S. history. Amidst the violence, both white rioters and the Oklahoma National Guard rounded up black residents of Greenwood and forced them to detention centers. More than 6,000 African Americans were interned at the Convention Hall, the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, and the baseball stadium McNulty Park. Some were held for as long as eight days.
Description:
A black-and-white photograph of men walking down the middle of a street with hands raised in surrender during the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921. In the background, a crowd of people line the street in front of a building. Written into the negative of the photograph is [CAPTURED NEGROS ON WAY TO / CONVENTION HALL-DURING TULSA RACE RIOT / JUNE 1ST 1921.]. Photograph is fused to cardstock along with photographs 2019.95.4, 2019.95.5, and 2019.95.6.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Communities  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Race riots  Search this
Tulsa Race Massacre  Search this
U.S. History, 1919-1933  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra P. Johnson Smith
Object number:
2019.95.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5305cf5fe-ad85-4863-b737-0aa356bd5fd9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.95.3