State of Fear: Murder and Memory on Black Wall Street (2016)

Tulsa, Oklahoma is renowned as "the oil capitol of the world" - once home to the most prosperous black community in the United States known as "Black Wall Street." In 1921, after members of... See full summary »

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J.D. Thompson

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Tulsa, Oklahoma is renowned as "the oil capitol of the world" - once home to the most prosperous black community in the United States known as "Black Wall Street." In 1921, after members of the KKK had effectively taken control of the city, Black Wall Street was destroyed in a massacre known as "The Tulsa Race Riot." Black Wall Street, formerly known as the Greenwood District was then renamed the Brady District for Tulsa's Ku Klux Klan-affiliated Mayor. Ever since, the area has known extensive, community-wide victimization by racist members of the Tulsa law enforcement community. In April 2015, a Reserve Deputy killed Eric Harris, an unarmed suspect, as he ran from members of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest and conviction of the deputy, a grand jury investigation and the conviction of the Tulsa County Sheriff, Stanley Glanz for his responsibility in deaths, rapes of minors, civil rights abuses and other offenses carried out by senior ... Written by 46M

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oklahoma | police | racism | murder | See All (4) »

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On April 2, 2015, Eric Harris was shot down by an untrained deputy from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. State of Fear is the story the news media forgot to tell you about a coalition of black and white residents who overcame their fear to raise their voices together in a united cry for justice- challenging the powerful Tulsa County Sheriff and the group of sadistic killer deputies that protected him.


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Since the creation of State of Fear, all of the Tulsa County law enforcement officers featured in the film resigned or were convicted of various crimes including Dep. Robert Bates for the murder of Eric Harris. See more »

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Andre Harris, brother of Eric Harris: My heart dropped because I knew that what happened in 1921 has just happened to my brother in 2015 and so many other people have experienced that but it wasn't taped.
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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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$30,000 (estimated)
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16 : 9
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