We are thrilled to talk with Carole Boston Weatherford, a Newbery Honor author, New York Times best-seller and two-time NAACP Image Award winner. Hailed by Huffington Post as a “master of picture book nonfiction,”
Join Us as we highlight her newest book on Black Wall Street called, "Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre", illustrator by Floyd Cooper. It is a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.
News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.
May 31-June 1, 2021 signifies 100 years since the destruction of Tulsa's Greenwood section, home of the most magnanimous demonstration of Black self-determination in American history. There were 35-square blocks with hundreds of businesses, beginning on Greenwood Avenue. It was the wealthiest Black community in America affectionately called BLACK WALL STREET.
We will also have a Q&A session where they will answer your questions.
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