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Lee Roy Chapman

20 Posts

The Strange Love of Dr. Billy James Hargis

How an Oklahoma Preacher and a Texas Army General Joined Forces to Create America's Religious Right

11.02.12

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Little Rock was shell-shocked. It was July of 1960, and in the past year, five bombings had terrorized the city’s …

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Meet the Clarks

The Dream and Death of the Lew Clark Photography Studio

06.11.12

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In the late 1990s “progress” once again reared its ugly head in Tulsa, consuming a house which had been converted …

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The Nightmare of Dreamland

Tate Brady and the Battle for Greenwood

04.18.12

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"I was a member of the Klan here at one time, “ Brady said, claiming he resigned his membership by October of 1922. “I have in my home the original records, some of my father’s membership in the original Klan..."

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Anarchy in the OK

The Sex Pistols' Eve of Destruction

01.11.12

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No one took credit for the bomb threat that January night. Though no device was found in the women’s restroom …

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01.04.12

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Dr. S.G. Kennedy was furious. He had put his trust and money in a young man, who seemed to be …

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06.11.11

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The former home of Academy Award winnng nominated director of Badlands and Thin Red Line Terrence Malick is located at …

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06.11.11

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Big Time Pawn is a family-owned pawn shop located on Route 66 at 11th and Pittsburg in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over …

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06.11.11

Big Time Pawn is a family-owned pawn shop located on Route 66 at 11th and Pittsburg in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over …

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05.07.11

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Located one mile north of the city of Pawnee, Oklahoma on Highway 18, this hand-cut native stone structure was built in 1939 by the Works Progress Administration [WPA] on Pawneee City Lake.

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05.01.11

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This location has been etched in our collective memory as the place in which a young Dick Rowland assaulted a white elevator operator, Sarah Page. The following day, May 31, 1921 an editorial from the evening paper, the Tulsa Tribune prompted a white mob to descend on the courthouse to lynch Mr. Rowland.

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