Balzer + Bray

9780063056664

STARRED REVIEW

Black Birds in the Sky

Award-winning author Brandy Colbert’s history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre is a horrifying account told with great care.

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Review of ‘Black Birds in the Sky’

On June 1, 1921, a mob of white people descended on the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as “Black Wall Street.” They killed hundreds of Black residents and bombed, burned and otherwise laid waste to a neighborhood that spanned 35 blocks. In Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921…

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