Sunday, May 30th, join us for a free early screening of the upcoming documentary “Tulsa: Fire and the Forgotten” which will premiere Monday, May 31 on PBS.
Directed by Jonathan Silvers, “Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten” examines the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the 100th anniversary of the crime in the context of other racial massacres and police killings, including the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd.
The Washington Post reporter DeNeen L. Brown interviews descendants of Greenwood residents and business owners and today’s community activists. She asks them about the city’s 2018 decision to search for mass graves from 1921, community demands for reparations and today’s efforts to revive the Black district of Greenwood through education, technology, business development and more. The documentary also explores issues of atonement, reconciliation and reparation in the past, present and future through the historical lense of white violence and Black resistance.