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The Tulsa Riot

Lee E. Williams and Lee E. Williams

in Anatomy of Four Race Riots: Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731903
eISBN:
9781604738209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731903.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In May 1921, a racial riot erupted due to a distorted and exaggerated report of a white woman employed as an elevator operator. At the time of the rioting, Tulsa was a boom town languishing in crime ... More


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