Death in a Promised Land The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

ISBN-10: 0807117676
ISBN-13: 9780807117675
Edition: 1982
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

Foreword
Prelude: In the Promised Landp. 1
Boom Citiesp. 8
Race Relations and Local Violencep. 17
Race Riotp. 45
Law, Order, and the Politics of Reliefp. 71
The Segregation of Memoryp. 98
Epilogue: Notes on the Subsequent History of "Deep Greenwood"p. 108
Appendix Ip. 113
Appendix IIp. 115
Notesp. 119
Essay on Sourcesp. 139
Acknowledgmentsp. 151
Indexp. 155
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