Part 4: Wrapping up
All of these books were written and illustrated by black authors. Why is that important? Who do you want to tell your story one day? Why did you choose that person?
- What would life have been living in the neighborhood of Greenwood in 1921?
- What would you have eaten?
- What kinds of movies would you have watched?
- Where would you have gone to school?
- How would segregation affected you if you lived in Tulsa in 1921?
Optional Online Archives Exploration activity: Older Students can use the find feature in the digital Tulsa Star archives to research ads that may give some clues about what life would have been like. (To successfully complete this exercise, students will need to know how to use a search bar as well as zoom in on text. Suggested search terms include: food, church, school, family, neighborhood, recipe, restaurant, cafe, bank, theater
Personal Reflection or Journaling Exercise:
- Are there ways that you treat people with disrespect? On the playground? At home? What is one way you can work to change that this week?
- Are you experiencing a difficulty in your life? How can you work through that without hurting others?
- Are there ways that the story of Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood can help inspire you to work through a hardship in hopes for a better future?