To keep apprised of current activities please go to the the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation. You will find Curriculum Resources and more information about the 100 year anniversary rememberance of the Tulsa Race Riot.

Tulsa Race Riot - A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

The original report is online at the Oklahoma Historical Society

You can view the report on line or you can download the entire original report to your computer. To view this report online, click on the links below this paragraph. Each picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. To download it to your computer as a PDF file see the bottom of this page.

Introduction - Pages i - ii
Title page of the report and introductory letter of the report February 21, 2001

Table Of Contents - Page iii

Prologue - Pages iv - viii
State Representative Don Ross

Final Report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - Pages 1 - 20
Compiled by Dr. Danney Goble (University of Oklahoma)
Followed by the Tulsa Race Riot Commission letter to Governor Keating February 7, 2000 (no page numbers)

History Knows No Fences: An Overview - Pages 21 - 36
Dr. John Hope Franklin (James B. Duke Professor Emeritus, Duke University)
Dr. Scott Ellsworth (Consultant to the Commission)

The Tulsa Race Riot - Pages 37 - 102
Dr. Scott Ellsworth

Airplanes and the Riot - Pages 103 - 108
Richard Warner (Tulsa Historical Society)

Confirmed Deaths: A Preliminary Report - Pages 109 - 122
Dr. Clyde Snow (Consultant to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner)

The Investigation of Potential Mass Grave Locations for the Tulsa Race Riot - Pages 123 - 132
Dr. Robert Brooks (State Archaeologist)
Dr. Alan H. Witten (University of Oklahoma)

History Uncovered: Skeletal Remains As a Vehicle to the Past - Pages 133 - 142
Dr. Lesley Rankin-Hill (University of Oklahoma)
Phoebe Stubblefield (University of Florida)

Riot Property Loss - Pages 143 - 152
Larry O'Dell (Oklahoma Historical Society)

Assessing State and City Culpability: The Riot and the Law - Pages 153 - 174
Alfred Brophy (Oklahoma City University)

Notes on Contributors - Page 175 - 176

Epilogue - Page 177 - 178
State Senator Maxine Horner

Chronological Maps of the Tulsa Race Riot - Not Available

Additional material not in the report

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The web version of this report attempted to maintain the original wording, format and intent of the report, however there may be mistakes introduced when the report was changed to this format. You can assume that they were mine.