On June 1, 1921, one of the most horrific — and often undiscussed — incidents of racial violence in United States history took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Black Wall Street. One hundred years later, a Portland startup — A Kids Book About — has created a book to help encourage more conversations about this deplorable event.
The Tulsa Race Massacre happened between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked the predominantly Black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this day, this is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—and one of the most forgotten. This book will help kids understand what happened on that day in 1921 and encourage them to learn from our past and keep history from repeating itself.
The A Kids Book About team were in Tulsa, yesterday, to launch to their newest book, entitled A Kids Book About the Tulsa Race Massacre.
For more information or to purchase any of the A Kids Book About titles, visit A Kids Book About.
[Full disclosure: A Kids Book About is a PIE alum. I am the cofounder and general manager of PIE.]