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[CIVIL RIGHTS - TULSA RACE RIOTS]. New York Times. Vol. LXX, No. 23,140. New York: 2 June 1921.

32pp., folio, 18 x 22 1/2 in.  Disbound (fully separated at central fold, brittle edges, chipping and loss at edges).

Contains front page headline, “86 Whites and Negroes Die in Tulsa Riots as 3,000 Armed Men Battle in the Streets...," with lengthy, detailed coverage of the Tulsa Race Riot of May 31-June 1, 1921. Mobs of white residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked African American residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, OK, during the Tulsa Race Riot, which has been called "the single worst incident of racial violence in American history." The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district—at that time the wealthiest African American community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street." More than 800 people were admitted to hospitals and as many as 6,000 black residents were interned in large facilities, many of them for several days. The Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics officially recorded 36 dead, although later reports estimated from 75 to 300 dead.

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$608
02/18/2021

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