“Did the Monitor Report on the 1921 Tulsa Massacre?”
Mary Baker Eddy Library, The. “Did the Monitor Report on the 1921 Tulsa Massacre?” Released 17 June 2021.
The Christian Science Monitor was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1908 with the mission “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.” To align with this mission, the Monitor reports on events which impact the well-being of communities. One such reported event was the killing by a white mob of several hundred Black Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. Between June 2, 1921 and July 30, 1921, the Monitor published five articles covering the massacre. The most significant of the five was published on June 6, 1921, titled “Race Riots and Individual Merit.” In 2021, on the centennial anniversary of the massacre, the Mary Baker Eddy Library both published this article and produced a podcast, “Tulsa Rising,” which includes interviews with Tulsa’s mayor, its Black citizens, and Robert Turner, pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church.
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See also annotations:
Commitment to Freedom, The story of The Christian Science Monitor by Erwin D. Canham
The Christian Science Monitor: Its History, Mission, and People by Keith S. Collins
The Christian Science Monitor: An Evolving Experiment in Journalism by Linda K. Fuller
Covering McCarthyism – How The Christian Science Monitor Handled Joseph R. McCarthy 1950-1954 by Lawrence Strout