Watching Tulsa: Black Wall Street In Pop Culture (Thursday at 10)

Wednesday, September 16th 2020, 1:56 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

Hey, everybody, this is Dave Davis. I really hope you have a chance to watch my story Thursday at 10 about Black Wall Street and pop culture. It's about the Tulsa Race Massacre and specifically how pop culture, artists and creatives, are elevating the story of what happened here in Greenwood nearly 100 years ago to an international level.

I spoke with several people, listened to several interviews and one of them I really wanted to share with you was from Stanley Nelson. He's a director and producer, who is now working with Russell Westbrook on a Black Wall Street docuseries. We don't know much about the project at this point, but Nelson has produced different documentaries about Black newspapers in America, about the Black Panthers, about Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Era. He's done a lot of work and says the success of Black Wall Street and of Black Tulsans really drew him into this project.

"This is a great story of Black people going West, having pride in their work, herding cattle, forming a community. In one night of violence, the white community burns it all down. And Black folks come back."

So, again, I hope you tune in for my special story Thursday at 10.