Like many Tulsan's, I'd rather forget what happened 89 years ago, but it is our history- like it or not. The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot has been written about quite a bit. Many of the last survivors have been interviewed, their accounts well documented. I've read several of those books. Not all, by any means, but more than a few. However, the book that I personally got the most out of was a fictional book. Written by Oklahoman Rilla Askew, Fire In Beulah is a compelling mixture of historical fact and fiction. She combines what happened in the months, weeks and days leading up to that fateful, terrible time here in Tulsa using fictional characters that helped me understand the way it was back then. I had a few "a-ha" moments when reading this book (which I couldn't put down).
With that being said, I am going to link an entire page of photos from the Beryl Ford Collection that cover the horrible aftermath June 1 and 2, 1921. They say more than I ever could.