Title

Anatomy of an Untruth: The Controversy over 'Picnic' and the True Cause of Lynching

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

Investigates the factualness of the research by Dularon Entertainment president Ron Wallace on the African American lynching in Oklahoma. Investigation of the Tulsa race riot; Alleged origin of the word Picnic; Evidence that challenges the assertion that most lynchings were spontaneous occurrences; Responsibility of historians to make the story of the past more relevant.

Comments

Copyright 2002 Black History Bulletin, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc. A link to full text has been provided for authorized subscribers.

Publication Title

Black History Bulletin

Published Citation

Williams, Yohuru. “Anatomy of an Untruth: The Controversy over 'Picnic' and the True Cause of Lynching.” Black History Bulletin. July–December 2002. Vol. 65 No. 3-4.; 9-16.