From the ST Archive: Jewell Parker Rhodes, Author of "Magic City," a Novel of the Tulsa Race Massace

May 6, 2021

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we listen back our discussion from 1997 with the bestselling author and educator Jewell Parker Rhodes. At that time, we spoke with Rhodes about her then-new novel, "Magic City." This book was among the first works of published fiction to depict the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. A memorable and well-crafted novel of racism, vigilantism, and injustice, "Magic City" is now appearing in a new edition that includes a recently-composed afterword from by author. In that afterword, Rhodes reflects on the 100th anniversary of one of the worst and most shameful race-related tragedies in American history.