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 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 The unpublished manuscript consists of ten pages written in black type on yellowed paper.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.
A black-and-white photographic postcard of National Guardsmen with a machine gun mounted on the back of a flat-bed truck on the streets of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Several soldiers are on the back of the truck with the weapon, one standing and one kneeling to the left of the gun and one at gun sight. Several other soldiers march next to the truck, backs to the camera. Other vehicles and soldiers are visible on the street in the background of the image. Written in white at the bottom of the image is [NATIONAL GUARD / MACHINE GUN CREW / DURING TULSA RACE RIOT 6-1-21].
The postcard is unused. The back of the postcard features [POST CARD] at the top in outlined lettering, an AZO stamp mark with triangles at the four corners, and a divided back with a spot for [CORRESPONDENCE] on the left and [ADDRESS] on the right. There are no inscriptions, front or back.
This black-and-white photographic postcard, titled Scene from Tulsa Race Riot June 1st 1921 depicts a group of men and women standing along the side of the road in front of two cars. The men to the right of the image are armed.
This black-and-white photographic postcard titled, Ruins of the Tulsa Race Riot depicts what is left of the Greenwood district in downtown Tulsa after the fires had been suppressed. This image shows that only foundations and some reminents of furniture and personal belongings are left in the rubble.