One hundred years after the destruction of the Black-owned Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, residents and descendants examine the history of the 1921 tragedy and its aftermath. Through the historical lens of white violence and Black resistance, the film explores vital issues of atonement, reconciliation and reparation.
A landmark PBS documentary, Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten examines the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the 100th anniversary of the crime. The film includes interviews with descendants of victims and probes how their families' devastating experience affects their lives in today's America, and also documents the current excavation of potential mass graves from the massacre. Through the historical lens of white violence and Black resistance, this project explores issues of atonement, reconciliation, and reparation in the past, present and future.
Producer: DeNeen L. Brown, Eric Stover, Jonathan Silvers
Executive Producer: Penny Lieberman, Lesley Norman, Eugenia Harvey, Stephen Segaller
Production Company: Saybrook Productions Ltd.; THIRTEEN Productions LLC
Production Year: 2021
Copyright Year: 2021
Director: Jonathan Silvers
Narrator: Michel Martin
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)