Remembering The Tulsa Massacre of 1921: Shows And Docs To Watch
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On May 31 and June 1, 1921, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the site of one of the most horrific events in this nation’s history.

Also known as “Black Wall Street,” Greenwood was a thriving community for people of color, containing several Black-owned businesses, but was eventually burned to the ground in a matter of two days by mobs of white residents from the surrounding area.

The attacks have come to be known as the Tulsa Race Massacre, and in the 100 years since, the tragedy has become an often-overlooked part of American history. With the acclaim and popularity of recent HBO shows such as Watchmen and Lovecraft Country, there has been a newfound public interest in the incident, spawning several conversations, think pieces, and documentaries.

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of this national tragedy, here are some documentaries available to stream that explore the events surrounding the massacre, while also examining themes of inequality, racial violence, and social injustice in America.

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