Several TV And Documentary Projects In The Works Based On The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Spread the love

Dream Hampton, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and several other production companies are in the works of producing content related to one of the most tragic massacres in American history. The Tulsa Race Massacre — also known as the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre — took place on May 31st and June 1st in 1921 when mobs of white residents attacked Black residents and businesses located in the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before the riots, Tulsa was referred to as “The Black Wall Street” given the fact that most of the residents who resided in the district ran successful businesses and were some of the country’s wealthiest African Americans. The district was looted and burned by white rioters, and it is believed that as many as 300 people lost their lives in the midst of the riots.

Dream Hampton, who worked as executive producer for the Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly”, is also planning to release a miniseries titled Black Wall Street in collaboration with Cinflix Productions. In a statement, Hampton addressed the importance of stories such as what happened in Tulsa to be shared. “Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the Greenwood District Massacre be erased from history. I’m so inspired by their persistence to lift up the stories of w

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *