Tulsa Race Riots doc - Temple Tucker 2-18-08 "Tulsa...

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Temple Tucker 2-18-08 “Tulsa Race Riots” “Tulsa Race Riot of 1921” It is hard to think of segregation as having positive outcomes. Yet the members of the Greenwood community of Tulsa, Oklahoma proved that groups of people can prosper under less-than- friendly circumstances. Greenwood was a Black community whose businesses grew as segregation grew in Tulsa. This community within a city had grocery stores, schools, churches, movie theaters, restaurants, and a library. At one point, Greenwood was the largest Black community in the United States. Learning about how African Americans in Tulsa were able to make something positive of a bad situation reminds me of a quote by Viktor Frankl. Frankl was a survivor of the Holocaust and he spoke openly about his experiences in a concentration camp. In his book, Man's Search for Meaning , Frankl writes “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSY 4920 taught by Professor Kanak during the Spring '08 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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