Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, Kevin Boyle


An interview with author Kevin Boyle

Maureen Corrigan’s review of Arc of Justice on National Public Radio

For an extraordinary article that appeared in The Financial Times on February 19, 2005, written by Andrew Meier discussing the Tulsa, Oklahoma race riot in 1921 go to and at the site type in Meier and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Very good overview essay by Derrick Ward titled ‘Urban Race Riots in the Jim Crow Era’.

A database of race riots in the U.S.from1898 to 1992.

Remarkable website dedicated to the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921.

Interesting PBS site on the Great Migration:

Good Library of Congress site for Great Migration materials:

Here is an interesting set of lesson plans on the Great Migration:

In 1940 Jacob Lawrence received a $1,500 fellowship from the Rosenwald Foundation to complete a series of panels on the Great Migration. Lawrence conducted research at The Schomburg Collection in Harlem and completed the series in 1941. Here is a link to see the paintings and learn more about them:

Less than 25 years after the Sweet trials Detroit exploded in one of the few urban riots during the Second World War: