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“Resurrecting Black Wall Street”
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In Celebration of Black History Month, the Center for the Healing of Racism will screen “Resurrecting Black Wall Street”, a 2015 documentary about one of the wealthiest African American communities that ever existed in the United States. Driven by the oil boom in the early 1920s, the Greenwood community of Tulsa, Oklahoma came to be known as “Black Wall Street.” It is a shining example of what one black community accomplished when it was forced it to become self-sufficient due to segregation.
While Greenwood was destroyed by the Tulsa race riot of 1921, it was rebuilt and thrived for years afterward. The film examines how this vibrant community might serve as a model for black economic development and empowerment. Could it be applied today?
“Resurrecting Black Wall Street” will be screened on Wednesday, February 15, 7:00-9:00 pm, 3412 Crawford Street (at Holman), Houston, TX 77004. The event is free and open to the public (first 45 to RSVP). Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing [email protected] or calling (713) 520-8226. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations. Free parking is available at Houston Community College lot #9.