A black-and-white photograph of a man and a woman standing in front of an automobile. The man wears a three-piece suit and wraps his arms around the shoulders of the woman, who wears a dress and jacket. Stamped on the back is .
Wooden writing desk with four fluted legs. At the front, below the mid-section, on either side are long rectangles of wood with angled triangles extending out from center. The desk has four cubby holes below a shelf on the back of the writing surface. There is a pair of cubbies on either side of the desk’s writing surface as well. The writing surface slides in and out of mid-section with two hand holds for easy access on either side of the top near the front. The front portion of the writing top is slightly curved. The desk has a large rectangular drawer with scalloped lower edges on the front. The front of the drawer has two pairs of carved out scallops near the center. The drawer slides in and out of lower portion of the desk top.
A bentwood armchair purportedly belonging to a black church in Tulsa that was looted during the Tulsa Riot of 1921. The chair has curved arm rests. The arm rests are attached to the chair back and seat with oval-shaped, metal cleats. Both uprights at the sides of the chair back are also attached to the seat and to the top rail. The chair back has seven (7) rungs at the back. The chair also has two (2) horizontal rungs on the proper left and proper right sides, connecting the proper left and proper right legs. There are two (2) additional rungs at the back connecting the rear legs. At the front is only one (1) rung at the top between the front legs. The chair seat is a square shape with curved corners. The seat is has been slightly molded towards the back to support the sitter. The chair back curves out toward the arm rests.
A black-and-white photograph of Samuel Malone Jackson, Sr., as a young man, standing next to a dark-colored, 4-door automobile. Jackson is wearing a dark-colored suit, light-colored shirt and a bowtie. His left foot rests on the running board of the car, and he leans slightly to the left, his left arm raised to hold onto the automobile out of frame. In his right hand he is holding a dark-colored, brimmed hat. He is looking straight at the camera. There are handwritten inscriptions on the verso.
A black-and-white photograph of a group of fifty (50) women, men and children standing in front of a church, possibly Vernon Chapel AME Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Everyone is standing except for six (6) people in the front row. Most of the group members are adults, but there are some children. The church has light-colored, thin, slat-wood siding. At the proper left and proper right of the photograph are two (2) sets of double doors with windows above. The doors at the left are closed and the doors at the right are open. In between the sets of doors is a large, decorative window. Handwritten in blue ink above the head of one of the women is an [x] mark.
A black-and-white photograph of Westley Williams standing in front of a dark-colored automobile. He is wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up, light-colored trousers, and medium-colored shoes. He is wearing a tie that is tucked in between buttons on his shirt. He has an indistinguishable item tucked into his left shirt pocket. His arms are by his sides. He is standing outside a brick building with two (2) signs. The top sign reads [BERRY'S/ SERVICE STATION] and the bottom sign reads [WASHING/ STORAGE/ GREASING].
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.
A black and white photograph of B.C. Franklin (right) and I. H. Spears (left), with Secretary Effie Thompson (center), in their temporary tent office after the Tulsa Race Riot, 1921. Franklin and Spears sit on either end of a desk facing the camera. They are both holding books in their hands and looking down towards the books. Thompson stands in the center background of the photograph behind the desk. The date is handwritten just below the image on the front of the photograph. There is also a handwritten inscription on the back that identifies the subject and date of the photograph.