Course Resources

  Karla SlocumBlack Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West2019
Alaina E. RobertsI’ve Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land2021
bell hooksBelonging: A Culture of Place2009
Eddie Faye GatesThey Came Searching: How Blacks Sought the Promised Land in Tulsa1997
Kendra Taira FieldGrowing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War2018
Jimmie Lewis FranklinJourney Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma1982
Kaye M. TeallBlack History in Oklahoma: A Resource Book1971
Carlos MorenoThe Victory of Greenwood2021
Hannibal JohnsonAcres of Aspiration: The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma2002
Hannibal JohnsonBlack Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District2007
Author TolsonThe Black Oklahomans: A History 1541-19721972
Celia E. NaylorAfrican Cherokees in Indian Territory: From Chattel to Citizens2009
Katherine McKittrick and Clyde WoodsBlack Geographies and the Politics of Place2007
James W. LoewenSundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism2005
Candacy TaylorOverground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America2020
Terrance WeikThe Archaeology of Removal in North America2019
Edwaed Gonzalez-TennantThe Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence2018
Paul MullinsRevolting Things: An Archaeology of Shameful Histories and Repulsive Realities2021
Monica Munoz MartinezThe Injustice Never Leaves You2018


The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS)

The African Diaspora Archaeology Network

Selected African American and African Diaspora Archaeology Sites

Sundown Towns Database

Library of Congress
Digital Collections Connected to OK
– Federal Writers Project, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Railroad Maps, Civil War History Project

New York Public Library
The Negro Motorist Green Book

Oklahoma Historical Society
Gateway to Oklahoma History

OHS Black History

Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program
Langston Herald
Oklahoma Black Dispatch
Tulsa Star
Muskogee Star
Tulsa Oklahoma Eagle


Tulsa City-County Library
African-American Resource Center

Tulsa Historical Society

Oklahoma Archaeological Survey


Tulsa City-County Library Genealogy Research Center

Genealogy research Databases

University of Tulsa McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives


Oklahoma State Vital Records Index


Chronicling America

Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma Department of Libraries

University of Oklahoma Western History Collections

Family Search

Find A Grave

CDC Where to Write for Vital Records


Muskogee County Genealogical Society


(Using Geospatial Tools to Bear Witness to Black/Indigenous Heritage, Injustice & Erasure)

Rosewood Heritage and VR Project

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC

The African American Trail Project at Tufts

The Antioch Colony

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks

Mapping Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

Map of Racial Terror Lynchings, Equal Justice Initiative

Texas Freedom Colonies Project

Mapping San Jose: Reclaiming Memories

Mapping Black Ecologies

New York Times 3D Map of Greenwood

The 1921 Historic Black Wall Street Online Business Directory

TCC ArcGIS Story Map Mapping Greenwood

Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa 1921-2021

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