by Shanta Nurullah
This family story describes Shanta’s father and grandparents’ escape from the 1921 Tulsa Oklahoma Massacre. Shanta’s grandfather, a tailor, was forced to flee with his family to Chicago where he was able to re-establish his business.
- What attitudes and choices led to the burning of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
- Why do people move away from home, leaving everyone and everything behind?
- Does your family share any migration stories?
- Had you heard of times and places where Black people were the wealthiest? Why or why not do you think?
- What are the keys to people being able to live peacefully in the same town or community?
Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Scott Ellsworth and John Hope Franklin
The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by Tim Madigan
Family and Childhood
Stereotypes & Discrimination
Taking a Stand and Peacemaking