Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m

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.

Support the film after our preview + tell your friends, the film will premieres across the US on PBS Monday, May 31

Director

Jonathan Silvers

Language(s)

English

Bonus Content

69 mins
Live talk: Tulsa - The Fire and the Forgotten Panel May 5, 2021

Watch our Human Rights Watch 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