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The first row of buildings is along 2nd St. A front-page story in the Tulsa Tribune that afternoon reported that police had arrested Rowland for sexually assaulting Page.

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It seems reasonable that they would have least been able to recognize each other on sight, as Rowland would have regularly ridden in Page's elevator on his way to and from the restroom.

The two likely knew each other at least by sight, as this building was the only one nearby with a restroom which Rowland had express permission to use, and the elevator operated by Page was the only one in the building.

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The first row of buildings is along 2nd St. Around 9 p. I could hear something like hail falling upon the top of my office building. Many blacks worried about the safety of Rowland. Among his holdings were several residential properties and Cleaver Hall, a large community gathering place and function hall. When they attempted to storm the building, the sheriff and his deputies turned them away and dispersed them. Black professionals, including doctors, dentists, lawyers, and clergy, served their peers. Multiple eyewitness reports and 'oral histories' suggested the graves could have been dug at three different cemeteries across the city. It was reported, in This Land Press that W. Loren L. An unarmed African American man was murdered inside a downtown movie theater, while carloads of armed whites began making "drive-by" shootings in black residential neighborhoods. Gurley gave a sworn statement to the Grand Jury that he tried to convince the men that there would be no lynching but that they had responded that Sheriff McCullough had personally told them their presence was required. At the eruption of violence, civil officials selected many men, all of them white and some of them participants in that violence, and made those men their agents as deputies. Small groups of armed black men ventured toward the courthouse in automobiles, partly for reconnaissance, and to demonstrate they were prepared to take necessary action to protect Rowland.

At about 10 p. At some point after that, the young white elevator operator, Sarah Page, screamed; Rowland fled the scene. Daggs was killed near Boulder and Sixth street.

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The forces appeared to have been deployed to protect the white districts adjacent to Greenwood. In the early morning hours of June 1,Greenwood was looted and burned by white rioters.

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According to a later Red Cross estimate, some 1, houses were burned; others were looted but not torched. I doubt if I could do it in a court in Oklahoma at this time.

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