Behold The Walls

Commemorative Edition

By Clara Luper
Edited By Karlos K. Hill And Bob L. Blackburn

“In the 1950s, Oklahoma icon Clara Luper, a fierce force for social justice, marked the state’s place on the American civil rights trail. This book beautifully retraces her glorious, and ultimately victorious, campaign.”—Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq., author of Black Wall Street 100: An American City Grapples with Its Historical Racial Trauma

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The Greenwood Cultural Center Series in African Diaspora History and Culture is devoted to publishing cutting-edge scholarship from the humanities and social sciences that documents the rich and complex experience of Black peoples around the world and is edited by Karlos K. Hill.

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Going Back to T-Town

Carmen Fields

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Karlos K. Hill, Kevin Matthews

We Shook Up the World

Tracy Daugherty

Race and the Wild West

Laura J. Arata

Breaking Down Barriers

David W. Levy

Mr. Ambassador

Edward J. Perkins, Connie Cronley, George P. Shultz, David L. Boren

Black Cowboys in the American West

Bruce A. Glasrud, Michael N. Searles, Albert S. Broussard

Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement in the West

Bruce A. Glasrud, Cary D. Wintz, Quintard Taylor

A Step toward Brown v. Board of Education

Cheryl Elizabeth Brown Wattley

A Matter of Black and White

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher

Tulsa, 1921

Randy Krehbiel, Karlos K. Hill

Women of Oklahoma, 1890–1920

Linda W. Reese

This Land Is Herland

Sarah Eppler Janda, Patricia Loughlin

The Seminole Freedmen

Kevin Mulroy

The Buffalo Soldiers

William H. Leckie, Shirley A. Leckie

Freedom's Racial Frontier

Herbert G. Ruffin, Dwayne A. Mack, Quintard Taylor

San Francisco Lithographer

Robert J. Chandler, Ron Tyler, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore

Standing in Their Own Light

Judith L. Van Buskirk

Brotherhood in Combat

Jeremy P. Maxwell

African Creeks

Gary Zellar

Loren Miller

Amina Hassan

Class and Race in the Frontier Army

Kevin Adams

Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend

Ron J. Jackson, Lee Spencer White, Phil Collins

Race and the War on Poverty

Robert Bauman


Charlotte Hinger

Black Spokane

Dwayne A. Mack

Sweet Freedom's Plains

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore

Born to Serve

Merline Pitre

African Creeks

Gary Zellar

The Fall of a Black Army Officer

Charles M. Robinson

Dreaming with the Ancestors

Shirley Boteler Mock

African American Women Confront the West, 1600–2000

Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Quintard Taylor