[act-ma] Three Historians Speak on Tulsa 1921 | ​Saturday, August 7, 2:00 PM

Center for Marxist Education centermarxisteducation at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 05:04:15 PDT 2021

*Saturday, August 7 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST)Three Historians Speak on Tulsa

Oklahoma was a powder keg of struggle in the years preceding the Tulsa
atrocity of 1921. Tenant farmers, sharecroppers, and workers -- Black,
white and Indian -- joined forces in struggles against landlords, usurers
and their formal and informal forces.

In 1917, the "Working Class Union" tried to launch a US-wide armed
insurrection against the US government and its impending entry into World
War I. Later in 1917, the "Knights of Liberty", a Klan precursor, tarred
and feathered more than a dozen IWW members in Tulsa. Even the
80-years-late 2001 Oklahoma Commission on the 1921 “Tulsa race riot" (the
term the Commission used) admitted that the attack on the IWW "proved to be
an important step along the road to the race riot". In 1921, the Klan,
police and oil company planes joined forces to burn down Tulsa's black
section. Day-after images of Tulsa resemble images from Gaza after Israeli

Famed -- and committed -- historians John Womack, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and
Robin DG Kelley will provide insights into the forces that led to the Tulsa
atrocity on 1921.

Please check out the following article published in the *Smithsonian
Magazine* in April 2021: :"American Terror"
by Tim Madigan; Photographs by Zoro J. Murff with Trent Bozeman and the
attached article, "Dreams of Revolution: Oklahoma, 1917" by Roxanne
Dunbar-Ortiz and John Womack, Jr.

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