"Little Africa on Fire, Tulsa Race Riot, June 1st, 1921"
- Digitized: 2000-
A postcard showing the scene from the roof of the Hotel Tulsa on 3rd St. between Boston Ave. and Cincinnati Ave.. The first row of buildings is along 2nd St. The smoke cloud on the left (Cincinnati Ave. and the Frisco Tracks) is identified in the Tulsa Tribune version of this photo as being where the fire started.
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.
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 photograph ; 4770 kilobytes
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Existence and Location of Originals
Original image is in the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 archive, 1920-2007 photograph album.
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.
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