The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims

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Description
A manuscript titled “The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims” by B. C. Franklin. The unpublished manuscript consists of ten pages written in black type on yellowed paper. It was written ten years after the Tulsa Riots on August 22, 1931 and recounts the events of the Tulsa Riot as witnessed by the author. The pages contain an account of Franklin witnessing three men being killed by the mob. The manuscript is signed by B.C. Franklin on the last page.
Written by
B. C. Franklin, American, 1879 - 1960
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Tulsa Friends and John W. and Karen R. Franklin
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
August 22, 1931
Object number
2015.176.1
Topic
African American
American South
American West
Race relations
Race riots
United States--History--1919-1933
Violence
Place depicted
Greenwood, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W: 14 × 9 in. (35.6 × 22.9 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Type
manuscripts