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Booker T. Washington High School remained untouched during the burning and chaos, and housed refugees during and after.

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William's Dreamland Theater, 127 N. Greenwood, was a center for life and a symbol of affluence and success in pre-riot Greenwood.

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East End Garage, 614 E. Archer, is another Williams business.

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This image depicts the east side of Greenwood Ave. Details are sufficient to indicate that this is fairly early after the burning, likely the evening of 1 June. The blurred figures show a lengthy shutter speed was used, suggesting a low ambient…

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Caption: "East Side of Greenwood avenue, looking north from Arther street. This block formed the principle negro business district."

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After the riot and burning, African American citizens of Tulsa were required to carry identification cards. For several weeks, they were also required to wear green identity tags on their clothes identifying them as being safe and vetted for by…

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Image taken from the roof of the Hotel Tulsa looking towards the Greenwood District. The arrow is pointed toward the general area of Detroit and Archer. This photo is reproduced from a very poor quality microfilmed image.

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Caption: Here is the first picture of the riot. it shows the first appliance of the torch to the negro section. This appeared on page 9 of the 1921 June 1 Tulsa Tribune, although I'm not sure which edition. The City edition, which was the one…
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