Stories About the 1921 Race Massacre

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Documentary Project

The purpose of the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Documentary Project was to capture the stories of how the Massacre was passed down generationally.  The interviews were conducted with a diverse group of people. and took place over a 12-month period.  

Residents of the Greenwood District Share Their Stories About the 1921 Race Massacre

Interviewee:  Barbara Sparks Jackson

Interviewer:  Alicia Latimer

Date of Interview:  June 8, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Beverly Ann Washington

Interviewer:  Dr. Pauline Harris

Date of Interview: June 8, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Ceasar C. Latimer Sr.

Interviewer:  Jeff Van Hanken

Date of Interview:  July 15, 2011

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Ceasar C. Latimer Jr.

Interviewer:  Jeff Van Hanken

Date of Interview: July 15, 2011

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Lorenzo Vann

Interviewer:  Jeff Van Hanken

Date of Interview:  July 15, 20199

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Julius Pegues

Interviewer:  Dr. Pauline Harris

Date of Interview: February 1, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Reuben C. Gant

Interviewer:  Dr. Pauline Harris

Date of Interview: February 1, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

White Citizens of Tulsa Share Their Stories About the 1921 Race Massacre

Interviewee:  Dr. Robert Nelson

Interviewer:  Alicia Latimer

Date of Interview: July 15, 2011

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee: Johnnie Coe

Interviewer:  Hannibal Johnson  

Date of Interview: March 30, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee:  Joy Avery

Interviewer:  Dr. Pauline Harris

Date of Interview: July 15, 2011

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

Interviewee: Robert LaFortune

Interviewer:  Hannibal Johnson  

Date of Interview: July 30, 2012

Video Producer:  Floyd White 

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