Tue, Jan 25|
“Black Birds in the Sky” - Book Discussion
Join Faith Lutheran Church book discussion - Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert.
Time & Location
Jan 25, 2022, 7:00 PM CST
Cedarburg, N35w6621 Wilson St, Cedarburg, WI 53012, USA
About the Event
Hosted by Faith Lutheran Church, Cedarburg
"Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre"
A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre.
In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District—a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives.
In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today?
These are the questions that award-winning author Brandy Colbert seeks to answer in this unflinching nonfiction account of the Tulsa Race Massacre. "
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