Book by TU graduate highlights Black Wall Street and Tulsa Race Massacre

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa publishing company is celebrating a book written about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

P&J Printing & Publishing Inc. hosted a book signing by Lewis Wilson, the author of “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre”, at the Greenwood Cultural Center on Sunday.

The book details the lesser-known history of slavery that began in the 17th century, and highlights how the Greenwood District was one of the richest Black communities in the country before the massacre 101 years ago.

Wilson, a graduate of the University of Tulsa and the University of Central Oklahoma, spoke about the history of the massacre and his hopes of empowering the community.

“It’s about the journey from Africa to Black Wall Street. How did we get there? What happened in between? There’s a lot of history prior to Black Wall Street, and these are the things that I wanted them to know, that I wanted to know,” said Wilson.

You can get your copy of “The Journey From Black Slavery to Black Wall Street: The Tulsa Race Massacre” here.

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