May 28, 2021
A New York Times
book review of The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice
by Scott Ellsworth ’76 calls the volume "candid and self-aware" in its exploration of the Tulsa Race Massacre, built upon "earnest efforts to get at this history, and to get it right." His previous book, Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
, was a landmark study that began as his senior thesis at Reed.