The Nation Must Awake

The Nation Must Awake

My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

by Mary E. Jones Parrish

Afterword by Anneliese M. Bruner

Introduction by John Hope Franklin and Scott Ellsworth

Cover design or artwork by Ajamu Kojo

Eyewitness statements compiled by a woman who survived the Tulsa race massacre of 1921

Mary Parrish was reading in her home when the Tulsa race massacre began on the evening of May 31, 1921. Parrish's daughter, Florence Mary, called the young journalist and teacher to the window. "Mother," she said, "I see men with guns." The two eventually fled into the night under a ...

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