The Two Women Who Preserved The Stories Of The Tulsa Race Massacre

The first, Mary E. Jones Parrish, was a relative newcomer to Tulsa when the events of May 31, 1921, went down. She was an educator, but “the massacre compelled her to become a journalist and author, writing down her own experiences and collecting the accounts of many others. Her book Events of the Tulsa Disaster, published in 1923, was the first and most visceral long-form account of how Greenwood residents experienced the massacre.” – The New Yorker

Comments are closed.

Sign up for the DADA Newsletter