Black Feminist in Public: On the Centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Anneliese Bruner Treasures Her Great-Grandmother’s Words

Just ahead of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial, an eyewitness account of the tragedy by Tulsa resident, Mary E. Jones Parrish (1892-1972), has been reissued: “The Nation Must Awake: My Witness to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.”

“Yes, it is painful, but human history is ugly. … There is some level of responsibility that creative people have to be as truthful and as accurate as possible to the histories they tell,” says Parrish’s great-granddaughter, writer and editor Anneliese M. Bruner.