This important film covers an event in American history that many would like to pretend never happened or to forget about. PBS will air the film on Monday February 8, 2021 at 9 PM.
NEAC President Juan Cofield writes:
“I am delighted to inform you of a documentary film depicting a very ugly and brutal part of American history, the Greenwood massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. I am particularly proud of what I know will be an exceptional documentary because our own Carmen Fields, a dear friend and Chair of NEAC’s Communication, Press and Publicity Committee, contributed to its writing. Further, the title of the documentary “Goin’ Back to T-Town” comes from music written and recorded in 1939 by her father’s big band (Ernie Fields Orchestra). Carmen grew up in Tulsa.”
|Airing Monday, February 8 at 9/8c|
|Goin’ Back to T-Town tells the story of Greenwood, an extraordinary Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that prospered during the 1920s and 30s despite rampant and hostile segregation.|
Torn apart in 1921 by one of the worst racially-motivated massacres in the nation’s history, the neighborhood rose from the ashes, and by 1936 boasted the largest concentration of Black-owned businesses in the U.S., known as “Black Wall Street.”
This film airs on Monday, February 8 at 9/8c on PBS. Watch the trailer now.