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KGOU Readers Club Highlights Tulsa Race Massacre

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

This is the Manager’s Minute. 


For decades, the deadliest race riot in American history wasn’t talked about. You couldn’t read about it in most history books; details were hard to find. And it happened in Tulsa, in 1921. 


No longer called a riot, we now know it as the Tulsa Race Massacre, when most of north Tulsa’s prosperous Greenwood district was destroyed and dozens of people or more – mostly African-American – were killed.  


The hundredth anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre is May 31st and June 1st. In remembrance, the KGOU Readers Club is featuring live discussion of the race massacre with authors who’ve written about Greenwood and the devastation that occurred there.  


Host Logan Layden will lead the discussion the next two Mondays at 1:00 p.m. You can participate by calling in with questions on the listener line: 405-325-KGOU. 


With the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.  


Dick Pryor has more than 25 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November, 2016.
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