African Americans in Oklahoma

          Historians of the Dust Bowl and the Depression ignore the effect these events had on African Americans living in the Southwestern United States. Donald Worster in his book Dust Bowl, mentions African Americans only once, saying “few African Americans ever lived in the regions’ rural countryside.” Worster goes on to…

Social and Physical Mobility for African Americans in Oklahoma

          The society pages of black newspapers defy the notion that blacks were too poor before the Depression to have been affected by its economic upheaval. Many African Americans in Oklahoma were economically secure and physically mobile. The Chicago Defender had a society section specifically dedicated to the social movement and…