Investigative

Victory of Greenwood: S.M. & Eunice Jackson

by Contributing Writer Carlos Moreno Often mentioned alongside John and Loula Williams and E.L. and Jeanne Goodwin as one of the greatest power couples of Greenwood, S.M. and Eunice Jackson were only married for five years. Yet, both Samuel Jackson and Eunice Cloman would each leave an indelible mark on North Tulsa’s history and their… Read More

Victory of Greenwood: Dr. Olivia Hooker

by Contributing Writer Carlos Moreno In September 2018, the nonprofit organization StoryCorps recorded Dr. Olivia Hooker’s recollections about being the first Black woman admitted to the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945. She spoke about her worries as well as her sense of great pride for having served her country. The interview was featured in a… Read More

The Victory of Greenwood: E. L. and Jeanne Goodwin

by Contributing Writers Carlos Moreno and David Goodwin Eleven-year-old Edwin Lawrence Goodwin arrived in Greenwood in 1914 with his sisters Anna and Lucille, brother James Jr., and parents James Henri and Carlie Greer Goodwin. The family had come from Water Valley, Mississippi, where James Henri prospered in the funeral business and real estate investments. The… Read More

The Victory of Greenwood: B. C. Franklin

by Contributing Writer Carlos Moreno B.C. Franklin’s autobiography, “My Life and an Era,” takes its readers back in time to a period of Oklahoma’s history when Black families enjoyed an abundance of prosperity, peace and freedom. His parents were Choctaw and Chickasaw and were both highly respected in the Indian Territory. Growing up, B.C. learned… Read More

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