Rev. Whitaker and family distributing relief goods.

Title

Rev. Whitaker and family distributing relief goods.

Description

Reverend R. A. Whitaker was the pastor at Mount Zion Baptist Church, which had only recently been completed and paid for before the riot. The reasons for its burning are debated, but it was believed to have held a large weapons cache, and that there were people shooting from it during the defense of Greenwood.

The ruins of Mount Zion Baptist Church are in the background of this photo.

Creator

Unknown photographer

Source

Mary E. Jones Parrish. Events of the Tulsa Disaster. Privately published. 1922.

Date

c. 1921

Rights

This item was published in the Events of the Tulsa Disaster in 1922, and is therefore in the Public Domain.

Files

maryparrish (5).jpg

Citation

Unknown photographer, “Rev. Whitaker and family distributing relief goods.,” Tulsa Race Riot Photographs, accessed December 18, 2017, http://tulsaraceriot.omeka.net/items/show/12.