SPECIAL SCREENING: Descended From The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street

SPECIAL SCREENING: Descended From The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street

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In 1921, North Tulsa’s Greenwood District, the most prosperous Black community in America, was set ablaze, bombed, and looted during a racially motivated violent attack against the thriving Black community. Businesses, homes, and lives were lost, and Black Wall Street, as it was known, has never reclaimed its former glory. The Tulsa Race Massacre was only the first in a line of repeated targeted attacks on the progress of the Greenwood District and its residents. Through the lens of Black Wall Street descendants Byron Crenshaw, Jacqueline Blocker, and Michelle Blocker, we draw a century-long thread from the Tulsa Race Massacre to the present, exploring the lingering economic, psychological, and emotional impacts that have undermined the rebuilding of the once-thriving community.


Through intimate interviews and lyrical verite, Byron, Jacqueline, Michelle, and their family members reach back to uplift the stories of their forebears, the success they created, the pride they possess, while also reckoning with the unfulfilled potential of what could have been a Black Promised Land.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    22:43
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Naliah Jefferson
  • Production Design
    Transform Films Production