American Experience presents a virtual conversation commemorating the centennial of the Tulsa massacre, which took place May 31, 1921. The conversation is inspired, in part, by their documentary film Goin’ Back to T-Town, now available to stream. The conversation will explore the history of Tulsa’s Greenwood community, the evolution of the narrative around the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, and the importance of capturing first person accounts in telling the story of Greenwood’s resilience and resurgence after the massacre.
Featured guests include:
Carmen Fields – Screenwriter, Goin’ Back to T-Town and Tulsa native
Karlos Hill – Author of The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma
The discussion will be moderated by Jessica Marie Johnson, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.
Learn more about American Experience: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
Watch “Goin’ Back to T-Town”: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/t-town/
Watch other Past Forward conversations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmh4YIWteoGhn6gwV1X_UebHijqwPHZ1_