Death in A Promised Land
The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921Book - 1982
Annotation "When a crowd began to gather outside the jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the evening of May 31, 1921, the fate of one of its prisoners, a young black male, seemed assured. Accused of attempting to rape a white woman, Dick Rowland was with little doubt about to be lynched." "But in another part of town, a small group of black men, many of them World War I veterans, decided to risk their lives for a different vision of justice. Before it was all over, Tulsa had erupted into one of America's worst racial nightmares, leaving scores dead and hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed." "Exhaustively researched, Death in a Promised Land is a story of racial ideologies, southwestern politics, and yellow journalism, and of an embattled black community's struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation's most devastating race riots, this critically acclaimed study of American race relations is, above all, a gripping story of terror and lawlessness, and of courage, heroism, and human perseverance."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1982, 1992
Characteristics: xvii, 159 p. : ill., portraits ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Tulsa race riot of 1921