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silver and photographic gelatin on paper (fiber product)
H x W (Image and sheet): 2 5/8 × 4 5/8 in. (6.7 × 11.7 cm)
H x W (Board): 8 × 12 in. (20.3 × 30.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
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.
A black-and-white photograph of African American men standing in a loose line, with hands raised in surrender, along what appears to be a residential street. Several white men are visible standing between the line and the camera, many with hands on their hips. The photograph has loss at the top left corner and is fused to cardstock along with objects 2019.95.3, 2019.95.4, and 2019.95.5.
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
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cassandra P. Johnson Smith
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture