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KGOU Readers Club - Fire In Beulah


The KGOU Readers Club continues it’s study of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre as the 100th anniversary of that dark chapter in Oklahoma’s history approaches. This week, KGOU managing editor Logan Layden is joined by OU professor and author Rilla Askew, who wrote the novel Fire In Beulah, a fictionalized work that dramatizes the massacre and the events leading up to it. It’s one of the first examples of the massacre in popular culture. 

In part two of the conversation with Rilla Askew, the characters in the book are discussed in the context the the actual history that permeates Fire In Beulah. 

In part 2, Fire In Beulah culminates in the Tulsa Race Massacre itself, as the characters' stories dovetail toward each other.

On Monday, May 24, the KGOU Readers Club rounds out it’s look at the Tulsa Race Massacre with Dr. Karlos Hill and his new book highlighting the photographic history of the massacre. 


Logan Layden is a native of McAlester, Oklahoma. He's a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Master's in Journalism and spent three years as a student employee, covering the state capitol and local host of All Things Considered for KGOU. Logan was hired as a reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma from its creation in 2011 through 2017.
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