StudioTulsa
3:06 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

A Story about a Man Named Brady: Tate Brady

Tulsa, OK – On today's ST, Lee Roy Chapman, a contributing editor at "This Land," tells us about the checkered past of Tulsa pioneer Tate Brady. This man, whose name today graces neighborhoods, arts districts, streets, and theatres in our city, was heavily involved in the Klan. He also participated in controversial vigilante actions in early Tulsa history, and even played a shameful role in the Tulsa Race Riot. Chapman shares this history in the current edition of "This Land" in an acrticle called "The Nightmare of Dreamland: Tate Brady and the Battle for Greenwood." Also on today's show, audio producer Abby Wendle profiles John W. Franklin, whose grandfather was a leading African-American lawyer who survived the Tulsa Race Riot.