Dr. A.C. Jackson portrait (copy)

Dr. A.C. Jackson. Courtesy

Of the Tulsans who were killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, the most prominent was probably Dr. A.C. Jackson, a 40-year-old African American surgeon.

Jackson’s white neighbor, former police commissioner and retired judge John Oliphant, saw the whole thing, and called it “cold-blooded murder.”

It happened after the massacre had all but died down. Jackson had raised his hands to surrender to a group of whites when two of them shot Jackson dead, Oliphant reported.

Jackson’s killers were never identified.

Gallery: Tulsa Race Massacre exhibit opens to the public at The University of Tulsa


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