Answer these two questions throughout the essay:
(1) Was the law used to establish and maintain white supremacy in Tulsa before and after the race riot of 1921? (Explain how and give examples.) What were the consequences for African Americans who called Tulsa home?
(2) Alfred Brophy argues that two interpretations of law and order existed in Tulsa during the twentieth century: one black; one white. Give examples of these differing interpretations. How and why did these racially-based understandings of law and order lead to massive rioting and destruction? Finally, in the aftermath of the riot, did racially-based interpretations of law and order affect whether or not “justice was done”? Explain and include examples.