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Author Event: Built from the Fire: The Epic Story of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, America’s Black Wall Street

Thursday, July 25, 2024
7:00 p.m.

ST. Louis County Library - Clark Family Branch

1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131-3598

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

St. Louis County Library Foundation’s Westfall Politics and History Series Presents Historian Victor Luckerson

When Ed Goodwin moved with his parents to the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his family joined a community at the center of black life in the West. But just a few years later, the teenaged Ed hid in a bathtub as a white mob descended on his neighborhood, murdering as many as three hundred people in one of the worst acts of racist violence in U.S. history. The Goodwins and their neighbors soon rebuilt the district into “a Mecca,” in Ed’s words, where nightlife thrived and small businesses flourished. In “Built from the Fire,” a New York Times Best Book of the Year, journalist Victor Luckerson weaves an epic tale about a neighborhood that refused, more than once, to be erased.

Books for signing will be available for purchase from EyeSeeMe.

Purchase your copy now and pick it up at the event.