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Protecting His Race: A. J. Smitherman and the Tulsa Star

Description: Article explores the life and career of A. J. Smitherman, publisher of the Tulsa Star, who protested the mistreatment of African American citizens during the Tulsa Race Massacre and encouraged development of black resistance to racial violence. Despite the destruction and death that occurred, Smitherman continued spreading uplifting messages through the papers he published.
Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: O'Dell, Larry
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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