Tulsa [Oklahoma]: Randle Studio, 1935.
Unbound. Gelatin silver photograph. Measuring 9.75" x 8". Each student identified by full name in the negative. Photographer's imprint in the negative at the lower right corner. Small nicks and tears mostly in the margins, but with one on the right hand side that bisects or touches three images but removes nothing, over all very good. The all African-American senior class consisted of 116 students each pictured in cap and gown. The images are small but easily viewable and are identified. Oklahoma had a troubled and uneven racial history and was one of the slowest states to desegregate. Booker T. Washington High School was traditionally (but no longer all black) but was spared during the Tulsa Race Massacre, when the city's Greenwood District, known as "Black Wall Street," and the nation's wealthiest black neighborhood was burned.