A Dreadful Anniversary: May 31, 1921 (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Tulsa’s black community was prosperous in the first decades of 20th century. There were restaurants and theaters, and a shopping district offered fine goods. The African American press of Tulsa called Oklahoma “The Promised Land.”

As the Topeka Plaindealer put it on May 28, 1915:

“There are seven good churches, and the schools are among the best in the state. Numerous rent houses are owned by the race, and they are indeed excellent ones. Many brick buildings, and business enterprises are owned by the race. There are about 4,000 colored citizens, and all in all we are pushing ahead.”

 

A Dreadful Anniversary: May 31, 1921 (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

What's New at Readex - Summer 2011

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What's New at Readex - Summer 2011

Avoiding Errors, Fopperies, and Follies: How to be a Good Wife

 [This article by Elizabeth Hopwood, a graduate student in the English Department at Northeastern University, first appeared in the February 2011 issue of The Readex Report.]

Avoiding Errors, Fopperies, and Follies: How to be a Good Wife

Robert Smalls: Contraband Captain and U.S. Congressman

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839–February 23, 1915)

Robert Smalls: Contraband Captain and U.S. Congressman

"Information Wanted" Advertisements: Searching for African American Family Members

Guest blogger: Reinette F. Jones, Librarian, Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky

Source: University of Kentucky

"Information Wanted" Advertisements: Searching for African American Family Members

Bid Today! 2011 Silent Auction Now Open in Support of GODORT Scholarship

Established in 1994, the W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is 1) currently working with government documents in a library and 2) trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.
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