ATTN: Hayley Romer
60 Madison Avenue
6th Floor: The Atlantic
New York, NY 10010
Dear Brad Girson:
I’m writing to you about the Massacre of the black wall street Graphic Novel . I am representing the voice of Dick Rowland .
I , Dick Rowland, was accused of assaulting a white woman. I am here to inform you this ruined my reputation because I am a black male and the information was only one sided .
First I would like to say I was detained and beaten. I was scared and devastated , in the state of Oklahoma police wanted to silence me and thought I should not be heard because I am a black male. And my version of the story should be believed. I have a voice to use .
The whole state accused me of assaulting a white woman and when i tried using my only weapon i had to use was my mouth i was silenced by the police they didn’t bother to hear me or even question . The police just tried to bring the white woman to light . While the police brought the news to light nobody believed me except one person whose name was Dr . Alicia Odewale. Dr. Odewale was an Assistant professor at the University of Tulsa . She was African American so she knew the struggle and how it was to be labeled as a victim without proof and justice ! Dr. Odewale wanted to make a change and I continued to help her .
I would like to question the state of Oklahoma,because even though I am colored I have a voice to use. I want to ask should I be able to speak up for what I believe in?
P.S. I know I’m dead, but I would still appreciate it if you write me back.