One of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history occurred 100 years ago, May 31-June 1, 1921. Known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, a mob of white residents set fire to “Black Wall Street”—hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma—killing an estimated 100-300 Black residents and leaving an estimated 10,000 Black residents homeless. Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten, examines this deadly assault 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 (May 25, 2020).
Watch the film at your own pace from Friday, April 30 – Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm PST - or watch along with us before the live discussion on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8 PM EDT / 5pm PDT:
Watch along schedule
Wednesday May 5th:
Live discussion: Wed May 5, 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT: FREE WITH RSVP Join Human Rights Watch for a live discussion of this film featuring Tulsa activist Kristi Williams, Washington Post reporter DeNeen Brown, Representative Regina Goodwin and HRW experts Nicole Austin-Hillery and Dreisen Heath. Panelists will discuss the legacy of the Massacre and explore where we go from here – 100 years on. Register for the zoom event here.