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BUILT FROM THE FIRE The Epic Story of Tulsa's Greenwood District, America's Black Wall Street

by | Read by JD Jackson

History • 19.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Golden Voice JD Jackson is his usual rough-voiced excellent self as he narrates this compelling exploration of Tulsa's Greenwood section before, during, and after the infamous Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Greenwood was a thriving Black community until a white mob unleashed fury, terror, and flames, killing dozens or hundreds, wounding hundreds more, and destroying wide swaths of property. There are interviews and remembrances here, and Jackson portrays the true-life characters in a way that makes them more real than words on a page alone can. He is amazingly flexible with the voices of these people, both past and present. In particular, one hears the hope and frustration of descendants working to rebuild while waiting for some sort of justice. G.S. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593742808 $25.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593742815 $95.00

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