The ground breaking : : an American city and its search for justice

Title The ground breaking : : an American city and its search for justice
Names Ellsworth, Scott (Historian).
Book Number DB108834
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "More than one thousand homes and businesses. Restaurants and movie theaters, churches and doctors' offices, a hospital, a public library, a post office. Looted, burned, and bombed from the air. Over the course of less than twenty-four hours in the spring of 1921, Tulsa's infamous "Black Wall Street" was wiped off the map--and erased from the history books. Official records were disappeared, researchers were threatened, and the worst single incident of racial violence in American history was kept hidden for more than fifty years. But there were some secrets that would not die. A riveting and essential new book, The Ground Breaking not only tells the long-suppressed story of the notorious Tulsa race massacre. It also unearths the lost history of how the massacre was covered up, and of the courageous individuals who fought to keep the story alive. Most important, it recounts the ongoing archaeological saga and the search for the unmarked graves of the victims of the massacre, and of the fight to win restitution for the survivors and their families. Both a forgotten chronicle from the nation's past and a story ripped from today's headlines, The Ground Breaking is a page-turning reflection on how we, as Americans, must wrestle with the parts of our history that have been buried for far too long." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2021.
Narrator Ojo, Adenrele.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Short Book - SH
Audience Notes Female narrator.
LC Subject African Americans - Reparations - Oklahoma - Tulsa - History - 21st century
African Americans - Violence against - Oklahoma - Tulsa - History - 20th century
Exhumation - Oklahoma - Tulsa - History - 21st century
Forensic archaeology - Oklahoma - Tulsa - History - 21st century
Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) - History - 20th century
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) - Race relations - History - 20th century
Tulsa (Okla.) - Race relations - History - 20th century
Call Number 305.800976686 ANF
Language English
Released 2021
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2021 (American Printing House for the Blind, recording studio)
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2021. 9780593344828
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