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1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Historical Documents & Classroom Resources
This is the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's "Kenneth E Behring Center’s Engaging Students With Primary Sources" guide. This educator’s guide provides suggestions on how to use different primary resources in the classroom as well as student worksheets for engaging with different types of primary sources.
Student worksheet resources for analyzing primary sources. Additionally, the worksheets are grouped by Early Elementary, Middle School, Secondary and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners.
Red Cross Report
The Red Cross was the only organization to provide sustained aid to the victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Known for its assistance after natural disasters, after learning of the events of the Massacre and sending a representative (Maurice Willows) to investigate, it classified the Greenwood community as a natural disaster area, providing aid to the community until December 1921. This report is comprehensive in its detail of the loss experienced by the 1921 Greenwood community.
From a meeting one day after the Massacre, these Chamber of Commerce minutes provide a lens into the cause of the massacre and how to move forward from the perspective of the white business citizens at the time.
This report provides a historical lens into the events of the Race Riot and its subsequent absence from the Tulsa historical narrative for decades. Beginning on page 188 of the report, are maps and a chronological listing of the events of May 31 – June 1, 1921.
B.C. Franklin was the grandfather of Dr. John Hope Franklin. This document is a manuscript of the events of the Massacre written by BC Franklin in 1931.