Learn More About the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and Black Wall Street
We’ve collected documentaries, articles, and films that shed light on the historic community of Greenwood. They are great resources for more information on the events, the people, the impact.
Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre
The documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of the horrific Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, and calls attention to the previously ignored but necessary repair of a town once devastated including a renewed, modern effort to find mass graves. Now available on the History Channel. Executive produced by NBA superstar and philanthropist Russell Westbrook, and co-directed and executive produced by Emmy-winner Stanley Nelson.
Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten
Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime, and how the community of Tulsa is coming to terms with its past, present, and future. Available on PBS .
Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street
CNN's film celebrates the Black cultural renaissance that existed in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, OK, and investigates the 100-year-old race massacre, bringing cameras to modern Tulsa's modest Greenwood district to show off small businesses continuing a historic legacy, as detailed maps display how much the area has shrunk from its successful heights 100 years ago. Executive Produced by Lebron Jamed and Maverick Carter.
The film will be available beginning Tuesday, June 1, on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps. Catch the encore Saturday, June 5 at 9:00pm Eastern. HBO Max will offer it for subscribers at a later date.
Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer
Premiering June 18 on National Geographic, Rise Again “follows journalist DeNeen Brown as she digs into the events that lead to one of the worst episodes of racial violence in America’s history,” in partnership with National Geographic Documentary Films. Rise Again will release on Hulu’s streaming platform the same day.
Black Wall Street: An American Nightmare
Written by Dennis DeLemar, Black Wall Street: An American Nightmare will officially be screened on June 13 and June 14 at Circle Cinema. The historically fictional film brings the audience back to 1905 and follows O.W. Gurley, future founder of Black Wall Street. After taking a brief nap, he wakes up – but transports himself 115 years into the future.
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