May. 28, 2019

On The Blackman's Read Aloud Hour, Coming Friday, May 31, 2019, The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy

"In memory of the 98th anniversary of the burning down of The Black Wall Street, Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma. I will be reading a book cover to cover starting Friday, May 31, 2019, Riot and Remembrances: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy on The Blackman's Read Aloud Hour. On May 31, 1921, in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the hopes and aspirations of an entire black community were destroyed by so-called avenging, revengeful white mobs. As the unleashed utter terror on black American citizens hoping to fulfill the American Dream. The remnants of that community's destruction still sting in the hearts and souls of blacks this very day. We must understand our black history in order to truly comprehend the depths from whence we rose in this nation. That is why I read every day to acknowledge to our ancestors that the sacrifices they suffered through will never, ever, be forgotten or lost to the carpet of black illiteracy and ignorance."