The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims

Written by
B. C. Franklin, American, 1879 - 1960
Date
August 22, 1931
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W: 14 × 9 in. (35.6 × 22.9 cm)
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 The unpublished manuscript consists of ten pages written in black type on yellowed paper.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.
Place depicted
Greenwood, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Type
manuscripts
Topic
American South
American West
Race relations
Race riots
U.S. History, 1919-1933
Violence
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
Object number
2015.176.1
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56322e79f-ac61-44ce-b722-d0fd03002cd6