Last week singer/songwriter and storyteller Sarah Popejoy went to Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio to record her new single scheduled to be due out later this year called, “The Victims Have Names”. “The Victims Have Names”, part of The Oklahoma Storyteller collection of songs, is a song based on the history of The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Highlighting one of those victims, the song tells the haunting story of the acclaimed physician who was shot with his hands up by a boy within the mob that raided Greenwood.
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Sarah Popejoy, a singer-songwriter born and raised in Broken Arrow, OK, moved to Nashville at the age of 23. Sarah worked doubles on weekends as a geriatric nurse to help fuel her passion for honing her craft during the week. “I have learned a tremendous amount in caring for the elderly about life, and I believe that has spilled over into my writing.” Sarah continues to work as a geriatric nurse during the pandemic. In 2014, Sarah moved back home to Oklahoma, a few years later the local news started reporting the story of the “Tulsa Race Massacre”. “I had heard about a “Riot” that happened growing up in the Tulsa area, but never the details of the Tulsa Race Massacre. I was most upset that growing up here I didn’t know anything about it. I had already had the idea of writing an album about Oklahoma's historical people and events, but I was then determined to learn more about those horrible acts on May 31st and June 1st, 1921. That was how this song came about, I wanted to do my part in telling the story and getting the word out there.” View all posts by Sarah Popejoy