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'The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History' With Dr. Karlos K. Hill

University of Tulsa

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Karlos K. Hill, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Department of African and African-American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. Hill is the author of The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History.

On the evening of May 31, 1921, and in the early morning hours of June 1, thousands of white citizens aided by authorities violently attacked the African-American Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hill talks about taking on this project, where the photos came from, shining a new spotlight on the race massacre from the vantage point of its victims and survivors, and comparing these photos to those of lynchings taken elsewhere in the United States.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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