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Steve Gerkin

21 Posts

03.24.15

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The young black girl poses in a common, patterned dress by an ordinary side chair. Her shadow creates a ghostly …

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12.30.14

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James “Robbie” Risner started life in rural Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, in the 1920s. His destitute family left the Ozarks for …

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03.20.14

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John the Baptist moved to Tulsa in 1899. The Stradford family called him J. B. [1] He was a former …

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Watts and Clary

The Odd Couple of Civil Rights Reconciliation

08.29.13

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Dressed only in his boxers, Wade Watts, a black civil rights activist, reclined on the sofa. He read the morning …

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Diamond in the Rough

On the Trail of the Man at the Center of the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

05.08.13

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Diamond Dick Roland disappeared. Secreted out the alley door of the Tulsa County Jail into an awaiting car provided by …

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03.25.13

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Kelly Cox towered over the loader with its arriving bale, wielding a hay hook in each hand like a pirate …

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The Ballad of Bob Kerr

Penning Poems, He Wrote His Way Out of Dark Times and Into the Spotlight

11.21.12

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The story of Robert S. Kerr begins in the sticks and ends in the stars. Born in a tiny, log …

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They Might Be Giants

A Pigskin Bushwhack in the Osage

09.12.12

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Having finished a midday meal on their small kitchen stoves, a group of Native athletes walked from the Southern Hotel and boarding house off …

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08.04.12

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I climbed the remnants of Standpipe Hill on a recent, windy, early morning with a Wal-Mart canvas chair and a …

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Mood Swing

The Murderous Maestro They Called Spade

05.30.12

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On a furlough from a California state prison, convicted wife killer spade Cooley walked off the stage of Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, …

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