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Part of Dark Town's "ELITE" Section, Standpipe Hill, 1921-06-21

Identifier: 1989.004.5.JS1
Part of Dark Towns ELITE Section, Standpipe Hill, 1921-06-21
Part of Dark Towns ELITE Section, Standpipe Hill, 1921-06-21

Scope and Contents

Photograph of ruins on North Detroit Ave. "Park of Dark Town's 'ELITE' Section. Standpipe Hill. June 1, 1921" and an "X" written on front of photography. "This is where the 'Class' of 'Little Africa' lived. Many fine homes were completely destroyed, the rest ruined. At 'X' can faintly be seen the tower of the church where the worst of the fighting took place, this was the Black's maine stronghold. Race Riot, Tulsa 1921." A "9" was written on back.

The title was based on the written text. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.


  • Creation: 1921-06-21


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This high resolution image is provided as a community service. If it is used, please cite that the original is in the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.

Photos taken by J.S. Swinney, Sr. entered the public domain on 1 January 2020.


1 item : Black and white photographic print ; 13 x 8 cm

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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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