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Acres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma
by Hannibal B. Johnson

    Publication Date: Aug 01, 2007
    List Price: $22.95
    Format: Paperback, 278 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780978915032
    Imprint: Eakins Press Foundation
    Publisher: Eakins Press Foundation
    Parent Company: Eakins Press Foundation
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    Beulah Land. Paradise. Shangri-la. Oklahoma seemed to be all of these in the hostile, racist, post-Civil War South. Seeking both refuge and respect, pioneers such as Edward P. McCabe championed the idea of Oklahoma as an all-Black state. And all-Black towns proliferated there. Some sixty all-Black towns, along with Tulsa’s Greenwood District, bear witness to the deep creativity and incredible human spirit of the people who built them.



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