Through the African American Lens: Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten
- Thursday, May 20, 2021
- 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Highlights from the Event
This documentary presents research into the history of Greenwood from its origins and how it expanded quickly into a vibrant, financially and socially viable community of African Americans as they wished to live. The film explores the “comeback” of Greenwood, only to have its reemergence thwarted again by the construction of an interstate freeway that bisected the community in the early 50s. The work follows the progress of Greenwood, Tulsa’s leadership, and the scientific research into mass burial sites as the community seeks social and economic redress for the massacre. Although this is a national production via PBS and New York’s WNET with support from Howard University Television, this production also includes the participation of Washington Post staff writer, Deneen Brown, and has Michel Martin as the documentary’s narrator.