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John Rogers, approximately 1925

Identifier: 1000-152-255
John Rogers

Scope and Contents

A slide showing John Rogers, Rogers was a Tulsa attorney with strong ties to McMan Oil Company, and the University of Tulsa. Although he served as the first secretary of the Tulsa Benevolent Association, he severed his ties to that organization within a year after it became clear it was a front for the KKK. As Dean of the law school he oversaw the integration of that organization and served on the Oklahoma Civil Rights Commission as its first Chairman, working with Martin Luther King on the Civil Rights movement. He also founded the Tulsa Council of Churches and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. He also is reported to have sheltered residents fleeing Greenwood during the Tulsa Race Riot.


  • Other: approximately 1925


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1 item : 1 B&W Slide ; 2.5 x 3.5 cm in 5 x 5 cm slide

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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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