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Little Africa on fire. Tulsa Race Riot, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 3
Identifier: 1989.004.5.5
"Little Africa on fire. Tulsa Race Riot, June 1st, 1921"

Scope and Contents

This photo on this postcard was taken from on top of the Santa Fe Freight office at 1st St. and Elgin Ave., showing the fires on Archer towards Greenwood. The Goodner-Malone company (1 N. Frankfurt Ave.) building is in the center of the photo.

Title is taken from the writing on the face of the Postcard. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.

The photographer is unidentified. The Postcards were first published in 1921.


  • 1921-06-01

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research by any registered reader.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


1 item : Black and white Real Picture Postcard ; 9 x 14 cm

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Original copies of this postcard can be found in the following collections: Ruth Sigler Avery Collection at OSU Tulsa; Hannibal Johnson’s private collection, the National Museum of African American History. The Beryl Ford Collection (with the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Museum), the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Greenwood Cultural Center have photographic copies.


Repository Details

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

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