Superstar NBA player Russell Westbrook is getting behind Terror in Tulsa: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street, a docuseries on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. The 100 year anniversary of the assault on a Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma comes next year.
The 1921 massacre of “Black Wall Street” was the infamous destruction of a thriving African-American district called Greenwood that was destroyed by White Supremacists leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless.
“It’s upsetting that the atrocities that transpired then are still so relevant today. It’s important we uncover the buried stories of African Americans in this country. We must amplify them now more than ever if we want to create change moving forward,” Westbrook said in a statement.
Emmy winning director Stanley Nelson will team up with the former Oklahoma City Thunder Guard along with Blackfin productions. The docuseries is expected to air in the Spring of 2021 around the time of the 100 year anniversary.
As we mourn the loss of George Floyd in the hands of police, the Tulsa massacre has been revisited by many who seek to explain the history of violence against Black men and women and the power structures that suppress African-Americans.