Tulsa: The Fire and The Forgotten

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten National Event

Join audiences nationwide on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET, for a virtual event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The event will feature excerpts from landmark PBS documentary Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten. Learn how the community of Tulsa and the nation is coming to terms with its past, present, and future in a panel discussion featuring DeNeen Brown, award-winning writer for The Washington Post and associate professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism; Paul Gardullo, historian and curator of the exhibition on the Tulsa Race Massacre now on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; State Representative Regina Goodwin; Greg Robinson II, Director of Met Cares Foundation; and co-producer of the film, Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, moderated by Emmy-winning journalist Michel Martin.

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FREE Online Screening and Chat
Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

This event is presented by The WNET Group and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with East Tennessee PBS, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KLRN Public Television, PBS North Carolina, WEDU PBS, WHRO Public Media, WHUT- Howard University Television, WHYY, WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc., and WQLN PBS NPR.

About the Documentary

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.

Presented in partnership with

  • Hagen History Center
  • Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum
  • Erie's Black Wall Street
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Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten is a production of Saybrook Productions Ltd. in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC. Produced and directed by Jonathan Silvers. Produced and reported by DeNeen L. Brown. Produced by Eric Stover. For WNET’s Chasing the Dream: Eugenia Harvey is executive producer. For THIRTEEN: Lesley Norman is executive producer, Stephen Segaller is executive-in-charge.

Funding for Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten is provided in part by The Derfner Foundation, A. W. Fong, Joseph and Diane Steinberg, Carolyn Patty Blum, Darian Swig, Neal and Ashley Robin, the Albert A. Robin Family Foundation, and Craig Mowry. Additional funding is provided by Chasing the Dream, a WNET initiative made possible by The JPB Foundation and The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, and by PBS