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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


Dr. Kerr's Holyroodhouse-type sanctuary for the Greenwood Blacks at Tulsa's First Presbyterian Church:  

Immediately upon learning of the City’s invasion and devastation of Greenwood, Dr. Charles W. Kerr rang his Sexton and told him to open the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tulsa as a sanctuary for all refugee Blacks  --  on the model of the old Holyroodhouse Sanctuary in Edinburgh.  

Dr.  Kerr's  Holyroodhouse  sanctuary  for  oppressed  Greenwood  Blacks  
domed  First  Presbyterian  Church  built  in  1911
Seventh  &  Boston  on  site  of present  Kerr  Building  

Dr. Kerr also authorised church funds to be used to feed, cloth, and care for these Black refugees.  Then, Dr. Kerr rang various Greenwood Pastors and Black leaders telling  them to spread the word in Greenwood that his church was  a sanctuary which would welcome all who need refuge from official racial oppression by Tulsa's City Government.  

Early the next morning of Wednesday, 1st June 1921,  still clad in his trademark Prince Albert frock coat,  Dr. Charles W. Kerr went to his First Presbyterian  Church at Seventh and Boston to minister to the many Greenwood refugees seeking sanctuary from racial persecution by the City of Tulsa.  

These Black refuges told Dr. Kerr about deliberate atrocities inflicted upon them by the armed forces of the City of Tulsa suppressing as city policy a fictional 'Negro Insurrection'  in Greenwood:   

Deliberate murder of a pregnant Black wife and mother by Tulsans 'just for meanness' -- 'Magic Empire' Tulsans blew her head off with a shotgun.

 

Deliberate murder by Tulsans  of Black parents of small children. 

 

• Deliberate arson of Black churches with Black refugees inside by 'specially commissioned' Tulsa 'Emergency Police Deputies' who shot Black refugees attempting to leave the burning churches.

 

Over 15 ,000  Tulsans  attack  Greenwood  as  City  Posse to execute city policy  of suppressing  non-existent 'Negro  Insurrection'  contrived  by  City  Government  as  an  official  lie to clear  out  Greenwood  for  Tulsa  civic  leadership's  long-proposed rail  switchyard, industrial  and warehouse district  

Systematic burning  of Black homes block by block by Tulsa's armed forces 'specially commissioned' as a City Posse under state law with petrol supplied by the City Government.  See 21 O.S.  1401.

 

Tulsa Police 'deputies' preventing firemen from extinguishing fires in Black-owned property … to insure that such burnt to the ground.

 

Malicious looting of Black homes by socially prominent Tulsans:  Tulsa social-page 'society women' accompanying their oilman husbands stole Black people's possessions, clothing, and even underwear before their husbands arsoned these Black homes:  What does this 'say' about Tulsa's oil-wealthy ,  elite,  socially-prominent  'high society" ?  

 

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