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 DR. KERR'S CAREER TESTIMONY


 DR. KERR'S ARMS & TARTAN


 TULSA RACE WAR:
BACKGROUND


 TULSA RACE WAR OF 1921


 COURTHOUSE LYNCH MOB


 DR. KERR CONFRONTS MOB


 THE GREENWOOD BLACK COMMUNITY


 SANCTUARY FOR THE GREENWOOD BLACKS


. DESTRUCTION OF GREENWOOD


 MAN SAVED FROM LYNCHING


 DR. KERR REJECTS 'INTER-RACIAL COMMITTEE'


 LEGAL RIGHTS OF THE GREENWOOD BLACK


 LEGAL ANALYSIS OF RACE WAR


 DR. KERR AND THE 'COMMON PLAN'


 DR. KERR OFFERS RESIGNATION


 DR. KERR CONFRONTS TULSA LEADERSHIP


 OIL RICH TULSANS


 SCOTTISH CLANS & WHITE TRASH


 KERR REMAINS IN TULSA


 THE WORLD'S FIRST BAG PIPE OPERA


 OUTLINE


Legal Dr. Kerr's exposure of 'common plan' to force devastated Greenwood Blacks into selling arsoneed properties for a pittance:  

Dr. Charles W. Kerr discovered the existence of a 'common plan' between the City Government and Tulsa's civic leadership to force the devastated Greenwood Blacks into selling their arsoned properties for a pittance to a consortium of Tulsa's oilmen, business and civic leaders ... planning to convert Greenwood into a ‘Negro-free’ rail switchyard,  industrial supply and warehouse district for their own enrichment:  

Speaking for Tulsa's racialist civic leadership,  Richard Lloyd Jones wrote in the 4th June 1921 The Tulsa Tribune: 'IT MUST NOT BE AGAIN':  

'Such a district as the old 'Niggertown' must never be allowed in Tulsa again.  It was a cesspool of iniquity and corruption. …In this old 'Niggertown' were a lot of bad niggers and a bad nigger is about the lowest thing that walks on two feet. Give a bad nigger his booze and his dope and a gun and he thinks he can shoot up the world. And these four things were to be found in 'Niggertown' -- booze, dope, bad niggers and guns.'  

Tulsa's  psychological fears  of  the Greenwood Blacks

The City's rampage of Greenwood evidences that  Tulsans,  themselves,

are the  real  ghouls,  vampires,  and  were-wolves  

7th June 1921 The Tulsa Tribune declared,  

'The suggestion of the Real Estate Exchange that the negro district be moved out further, the present burnt-over area to be given over to industry and switch tracks is a sensible one. If Tulsa business is to expand, the ground occupied by the section now in ashes is by all odds one of the most necessary to such expansion.'  

Dr.  Kerr discovered that acting  under  colour  of  the Oklahoma law authorising cities to enact municipal ordinances,  the Government of the City of Tulsa in combination with the willing participation  of  Richard Lloyd Jones, The Tulsa Tribune,  and Tulsa's civic leadership promulgated 'Fire Ordinance':  

This  'Fire Ordinance' was expressly designed to deprive the Greenwood Black population of the equal protection of the laws and equal privileges and immunities  guaranteed by the Federal Constitution and Federal statutory laws by making it prohibitively expensive for the Greenwood Black property owners to rebuild their homes and businesses  in order to force these impoverished Blacks to sell their burnt out Greenwood properties for  a  pittance to a consortium of Tulsa oilmen, bankers, and wealthy civic leaders for conversion into a rail switchyard, industrial supply, and warehouse district.    

Ironic,  in  light  of  the  fact  that  Tulsa's  City  Government  had  supplied  the  petrol  with  which  Greenwood  was  arsoned…  

 The lawyers told Dr. Kerr that this particular  'Fire Ordinance' conspiracy by the City Government and its confederates violated Sec. 1 of the 1879 Ku Klux Act:  42 U.S.C.A. §1983  

Dr. Kerr learned that this conspiracy also included the deliberate refusal by Tulsa's racialist leadership of  all outside donations from the North to assist the destitute Blacks  in  rebuilding   Greenwood to coerce them into selling their burnt out properties for a 'song' to this consortium.  

Similarly,  when Dr. Kerr organised with other ministers a city-wide contribution campaign to raise funds for the re-construction of Greenwood, oil-wealthy Tulsans contributed only some $25,000:  A paltry amount for 'The Oil Capitol of the World'.   

Tulsa's 'GREEN  COUNTRY' civic leadership  clearly  had another agenda….  

City of Tulsa-sponsored  arson  of  Greenwood with City petrol:

¿Who  needs  a  'Fire  Ordinance' ?  

Dr. Kerr also discovered that Tulsa's wealthy white-owned banks  had 'red-lined'  Greenwood by denying even employed Blacks re-building loans     to force these arsoned Blacks into selling their burnt-out properties to this consortium of wealthy Tulsa  speculators  for a trifle.   

Finally, Dr. Kerr  learned that the Mayor and Tulsa's civic leadership had devised a 'common plan' to force the Greenwood Blacks to re-settle on raw farmland far to the north of Tulsa … and outside the city limits … so that Tulsa would be a 'Negro Free'  100% American community.    

As the City Government was acting under colour of its general municipal  authority  granted by State law in conjunction with its confederates amongst Tulsa's civic leadership  to deprive the Greenwood Black population of their rights under Federal constitutional and statutory law re 'equal protection of the law' to live on their own property in Tulsa,  the lawyers told Dr. Kerr that this also constituted a conspiracy in violation of Sec. 1 of the 1870 Ku Klux Act  42 U.S.C.A. §1983  

Dr. Charles W. Kerr exposed this conspiracy to his friends among the Greenwood Pastorate, who convinced their flocks not to 'sell-out' to this oil-wealthy consortium hoping to profit from their tragedy.  Tulsa's civic leadership  never forgave Dr. Kerr  for thwarting their 'plans' for Greenwood.  This explains 'why' nothing in Tulsa is named after Dr. Kerr …  even though he is considered to be one of the early founders of Tulsa.