This film is a retelling of the worst act of American terrorism and racism in American History. The Tulsa race massacre of 1921, when mobs of white residents rampaged. attacked, and murdered black residents of the Greenwood District.
This film is a retelling of the worst act of American terrorism and racism in American History. The Tulsa race massacre of 1921 took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, 19-year-old Delbert Ridley, a black shoe-shiner, is accused of assaulting Samantha Pacy, the 17-year-old white elevator operator of the nearby Dexter Building. He is taken into custody causing a gathering of angry local whites outside the courthouse where he is being held, along with the spread of rumors he had been lynched, alarmed the Greenwood population, Shots were fired and someone was killed, as news of this event spread throughout the city, mob violence exploded. White rioters rampaged through Greenwood that night and morning killing men, women, and children in addition to burning and looting stores and homes.Written by
Marcus E. Brown
As a definitive and atrocious part of America's history, this story is just as important and relevant now as it ever has been. Having said that, the best way to truly grasp the severity of the acts committed and gain a comprehensive idea of just how terrible it was, is to do your own research. Articles found online will provide you with a very detailed account of those horrendous days in Tulsa; an account that you will unfortunately not receive by viewing this film. Raising awareness and never letting these events be forgotten is important, but this film was just hard to watch...and not for the reasons I had expected. I understand the budget was almost non-existent, but come on! You can't bond with a character you forgot existed earlier in the film, let alone grieve if something happens to them. The tempo and overall story was a mess. It seemed like the entire crew got a chance at writing a chapter and there was no bad ideas! I'll digress because I am not here to personally attack those attached to this movie. The goal was to remind the world of one of the darkest parts of our history that was unfortunately very well covered up and I believe the film makers achieved this. However, as a movie, this was almost comedically unwatchable.
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