May 2021 will mark one hundred years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history. The attack destroyed lives and livelihoods, and more than 35 square blocks of the wealthiest Black community in the United States.
On Monday, May 31 at 9 pm, PBS will premiere Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten, a two-hour documentary examining the event on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime. The film will include interviews with descendants of victims, probe how their families' devastating experiences affect their lives in today's America, and will document the current excavation of potential mass graves from the massacre. Through the historical lens of white violence and Black resistance, the film will explore issues of atonement, reconciliation, and reparation in the past, present, and future.