Notes on Contributors

Dr. John Hope Franklin, a native of Rentiesville, is the James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus at Duke University. A member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, he is the author of numerous books, including From Slavery to Freedom, now in its eighth edition. His father, the well-known Tulsa attorney B. C. Franklin, survived the riot.

Dr. Scott Ellsworth was born and raised in Tulsa. The author of Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, he formerly served as a historian at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Dr. Robert L. Brooks is the Director and State Archaeologist of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey. He is responsible for the management and protection of Oklahoma's heritage resources, including unmarked graves and burial sites.

Alfred L. Brophy is a professor of law at Oklahoma City University. A specialist in property law, he is president of the board of directors of Oklahoma Indian Legal Services.

Larry O'Dell is a historian with the Oklahoma Historical Society. Raised in Newcastle, he currently serves as a research associate for the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture project.

Dr. Lesley Rankin-Hill is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma. A specialist in the study of burial remains and historic cemeteries, she is the author of A Biohistory of 19th Century Afro-Americans.

Dr. Clyde Snow, of Norman, is an internationally recognized forensic anthropologist. An expert in the identification of human skeletal remains, he currently serves as a consultant to the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner.

Phoebe Stubblefield is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Florida. A specialist in forensic anthropology, she is also the grandniece of survivors of the Tulsa race riot.

Richard S. Warner, a lifelong Tulsan, is a member of the board of directors of the Tulsa Historical Society. A well-known authority on the history of Tulsa, he has contributed to the Chronicles of Oklahoma and other professional publications.

Dr. Alan H. Witten is the Schultz Professor of Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. An expert in near-surface remote sensing, he has coordinated scientific research for archaeological investigations both in the United States and overseas.

 

 

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