Tulsa: The Fire and The Forgotten

National Virtual Screening

Join a national virtual screening of excerpts of the film, coupled with a panel discussion featuring filmmakers and subject matter experts.

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Date: Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

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
  • One

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