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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.  Composition  of  The  World's First Bag Pipe Opera,  'TULSA'  dedicated to the thousands of unknown Blacks racially holocausted by the City of Tulsa in the ethnic cleansing of Greenwood for transformation into a rail, industrial, and warehouse district for the profit of Tulsa's oil-wealthy civic  leadership   …  to promote enactment of CONGRESSIONAL  DECLARATION  to obtain  full compensation for Greenwood:  

As Dr. Kerr was a famous Scots Presbyterian Minister and Moderator of the American daughter church of the Established Church of Scotland,  an article,  "History's Secret" about the 1921 Tulsa Race War and Dr. Kerr's involvement appeared on the 10 February 2002 issue of Scotland  on Sunday,  Scottish Sunday newspaper:

www.scotlandonsunday.com/spectrum.cfm?id=153422002  

A  young Scottish composer, Lindsay Davidson was greatly taken with the holocaust of the Greenwood Blacks as told through the account of a Scots Presbyterian  minister  who  acted on the basis of his  Reformed  Christian  convictions in the 'equality of all  believers'  derived from the teaching  of the  Great  Reformer John  Knox.  

In particular,  Lindsay Davidson noted  the continuing  injustice  to  the  oppressed  Greenwood  Black  People  and  the obstinate  84  year  refusal  of  the  City  of  Tulsa  and  the  State  of Oklahoma  to  compensate  them  for  the  damages  deliberately  inflicted as  city  policy  during  the  1921  Tulsa  Race  War:  "A  very important  point,  which  was  not  missed  by  me,  was  the  fact  that  no apology or 'official'  movement  to  acknowledge  the  Tulsa  Race  War has  been  made,  and indeed  that the City  and  'upstanding' members of the community actively covered up and belittled this  happening."  

Lindsay Davidson proposed that an opera "be  made  about  the  Tulsa  tragedy.    I  have  thought  about this  carefully   --   it is  a  responsible  idea,   it  furthers  the cause  of  justice  and  the  development  of  a  raceless  society."  

Pipes  were   chosen  as the principle instrument for this opera in memory of the Scottish origins of Dr. Kerr and his  Presbyterian  Church.  

Inspired  by  Dr.  Kerr's  own  personal  courage,  Scottish  sense of justice,  and  his   struggle to  achieve  substantive  social  justice  for  the oppressed Black  people  of  Greenwood,  Lindsay  Davidson has  transformed  Dr.  Kerr's  account  into  the  world's  first  bag pipe  opera    --  expressly  dedicated to all the Greenwood Blacks continually denied justice by the oil-wealthy City of Tulsa for eighty-four years:     

The moral goal of this opera  to  fight  racialism  with  music  and  to promote  through  music  substantive  social  justice  for  'the  least'  of  Jesus'  racially  oppressed  brothers  (Matthew  25:40) in  Greenwood.     

A Scots nobleman, the Baron of Prestoungrange, is sponsoring the world premier of this Opera in mid-June 2005  at Prestonpans  (ten miles outside Edinburgh on the coast of the Firth of Forth) at  the  Prestoungrange  Arts  Festival  Society.  A  27th July 2004  decision by his Barons Court authorised the performance of the Opera as a re-enactment of the evidence witnessed by Dr. Kerr describing the gross miscarriages of justice inflicted upon the Greenwood Blacks in Tulsa in 1921  

Further details on the world premier will be forthcoming from the Baron's web-site: www.prestoungrange.org/prestoungrange/index.html  

Lindsay Davidson hopes that this Opera "TULSA"  may be taken on tour to the United States to inform Americans about the continuing denial of justice and full compensation to the racially oppressed Greenwood Blacks  by the oil-rich City of Tulsa  on  the  basis of the City's  official lie  of  a  'Negro Insurrection'.    

Lindsay Davidson believes that the operatic telling of the tragedy of the Greenwood Blacks will mobilise all decent Americans to petition their Congressmen and Senators for the full Congressional Investigation of the 1921 Tulsa Race War:   

The goal of The World's First Bag Pipe Opera is enactment of the Congressional Declaration  so ardently desired by Dr. Charles W. Kerr:   Politically  repudiating the City of Tulsa's official lie of a 'Negro Insurrection' and the City's murderous armed suppression of this completely fictitious 'Negro Insurrection'   --   to satisfy the whim of Tulsa's wealthiest citizens at the Police Station to 'put down' the Black population and to clear out the Blacks from Greenwood for transformation into a rail, industrial, and warehouse district.     

Enactment of this Congressional Declaration will  empower the Greenwood Blacks still greatly racially oppressed by the City of Tulsa to obtain substantive justice against Tulsa's City Government in the American Federal Courts under Sec 1 of the Federal 1870 Ku Klux Act (42 U.S.C.A. §1983)  

Further information about the composition of this cutting-edge opera may be found at the following web-sites:  

•Lindsay Davidson's web-site  under 'Opera': www.lindsaydavidson.co.uk           

• "Oklahoma!  How  the  World's  first-ever  bagpipe  opera  will  be  set  in  America:  Story  of  US  race  riots  to  be  backed  by  skirl  of  pipes": www.sundayherald.com/3 3392           

•"Scots composer breaks  new  ground"- www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,944708,00.html           

•"A  Scot  Presbyterian  minister-hero":   www.witherspoonsociety.org/scot_in_tulsa.htm           

•"Tulsa --  Like  You've  never  Heard it Before":  www.pcusa.org/oga/perspectives/mayjune03/tulsa.htm

 www.pcusa.org/oga/perspectives/may03.htm           

•"Global  Hit":  www.theworld.org/latesteditions/2 0030509.html           

•"Global  Hits:  Lindsay  Davidson":  www.theworld.org/globalhits/2003/05/09.html  

•"Lindsay  Davidson":  www.smic.org.uk/html/Davidson.html  

• American poems by Tom Hubbard: http://www.star.ac.uk/messages/13.html