Tulsa Oklahoma race riot massacre of 1921, Democrat and KKK stronghold, “Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan“
“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”...Malcom X
“These Democrats — and I’m sorry to say this, I’m not trying to be racist — but they hate black people. These are the same people who fought to keep slavery in. These are the same people who built the KKK. These are the same people who hated us from the beginning. The Republican Party is the party of the blacks … but all of that history has been torn away.”...Bevelyn Beatty
“Democrats: party of slavery, secession, KKK and using blacks for their personal gain.”…Citizen Wells
The party of:
- Using Blacks for personal gain
“During the first half-century of statehood, it was considered a Democratic stronghold, being carried by the Republican Party in only two presidential elections (1920 and 1928). After the 1948 election, the state turned firmly Republican. Although registered Republicans were a minority in the state until 2015, starting in 1952, Oklahoma has been carried by Republican presidential candidates in all but one election (1964).”
Tulsa Race Riots.
“By the early 20th century, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States. Jim Crow laws had established racial segregation since before the start of the 20th century, but the blacks had created a thriving area.
Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan after 1915. The Tulsa Race Riot broke out in 1921, with whites attacking blacks. In one of the costliest episodes of racial violence in American history, sixteen hours of rioting resulted in 35 city blocks destroyed, $1.8 million in property damage, and a death toll estimated to be as high as 300 people. By the late 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had declined to negligible influence within the state.”
“The state has a history of Democratic state government dominance. Oklahoma came into being as a state at the height of the era of Jim Crow Laws and had a Ku Klux Klan presence in the 1920s. Race politics gave way to Democratic political infighting over the New Deal in the 1930s and 1940s and the gradual growth of the Oklahoma Republican Party’s power. Today, most of Oklahoma’s federal and all of its statewide offices are all held by the Republican Party, which also holds supermajorities in both chambers of the state Legislature. However, with 8.6% Native Americans in the state, most Native American precincts vote Democratic in margins exceeded only by African Americans.”
Governors of Oklahoma early 20th Century.
|Party||Took office||Left office||Election||Lt. Governor|
|Charles N. Haskell
|Democratic||November 16, 1907||January 9, 1911||1907||George W. Bellamy|
|Democratic||January 9, 1911||January 11, 1915||1910||J. J. McAlester|
|3||Robert L. Williams
|Democratic||January 11, 1915||January 13, 1919||1914||Martin E. Trapp|
|4||James B. A. Robertson
|Democratic||January 13, 1919||January 8, 1923||1918||Martin E. Trapp|
|5||Jack C. Walton
|Democratic||January 8, 1923||November 19, 1923||1922||Martin E. Trapp|
|6||Martin E. Trapp
|Democratic||November 19, 1923||January 10, 1927||—||Office vacant|
|7||Henry S. Johnston
|Democratic||January 10, 1927||March 20, 1929||1926||William J. Holloway|
|8||William J. Holloway
|Democratic||March 20, 1929||January 1, 1931|
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