Caption: John Franklin's grandfather, B.C. Franklin (right), practiced law out of a tent after the riot. , Credit: Image courtesy the Beryl Ford Collection at the Tulsa City-County library
Image by: Image courtesy the Beryl Ford Collection at the Tulsa City-County library 
John Franklin's grandfather, B.C. Franklin (right), practiced law out of a tent after the riot.  

Tulsa's Slow Integration

From: This Land Press
Series: Just Passing Through
Length: 04:53

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John W. Franklin is the grandson of an African American lawyer who survived the 1921 Tulsa race riot. He’s been coming back to Tulsa since infancy, visiting family in Greenwood. Here, Franklin shares his grandfather’s memories of the race riot, his father’s memories of racism and his own memories of the beginnings of racial healing in our city.

John_franklin_s_grandfather_small John W. Franklin is the grandson of an African American lawyer who survived the 1921 Tulsa race riot. He’s been coming back to Tulsa since infancy, visiting family in Greenwood. Here, Franklin shares his grandfather’s memories of the race riot, his father’s memories of racism and his own memories of the beginnings of racial healing in our city.

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