Learn More About the Tulsa Massacre

Television Shows about the tragedy will air this weekend.

One of the most loathsome times in Oklahoma history is also one of its least well-known. On May 31 and June 1, 1921 white residents of Tulsa attacked the Black neighborhood known as Greenwood, and the Black Wall Street. Over 300 people were killed, and hundreds of homes and businesses burned and destroyed.

As we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, several TV shows will help to shine an honest light on what happened, and how we can move forward knowing and acknowledging the tragedy and travesty that occurred, and the continuing injustice that perseveres.

  • Sunday, May 30 at 7:00 pm on the History Channel
    Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre (2 hours, 5 minutes)
    Produced by Russell Westbrook, the documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
  • ADDED: Sunday May 30 at 9:00 pm on msnbc/ Peacock+
    A study of the Tulsa Massacre with a focus on how this incident impacted future generations.
  • Monday, May 31 at 8:00 pm on CNN
    Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street (2 hours)
    A new CNN documentary that explores the history of Black Wall Street and the violent events of late May and June 1921.
  • Monday, May 31 at 8:00 pm on KETA 13/PBS
    Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten (1 hour, 30 minutes)
    A PBA documentary on how the community of Tulsa is coming to terms with its past, present and future.
  • Monday, May 31 at 9:30 pm on KETA 13/PBS
    Tulsa Revisited, A PBS Newshour Weekend Special (30 minutes)
    A discussion to explore the events and themes of earlier documentary  in the context of history and current social issues, including civil unrest, reparations, race in America and generational equity. 
  • Monday, May 31 at 10:00 pm on KETA 13/PBS
    Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later (1 hour)
    Another PBS documentary about how Tulsa artists of today are commemorating the Greenwood district with dozens of new art projects to re-cultivate the neighborhood.
  • ADDED: Monday May 31 at 9:00 pm on KWTW 9 / CBS
    A panel discussion led by Gayle King about the massacre and destruction of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street.
  • Tuesday, June 1 at 8:00 pm on OWN / discovery +
    The Legacy of Black Wall Street Part 1  (part 2 on June 8)
    This documentary from the Oprah Winfrey Network tracks the rise of Black Wall Street in Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, up until the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. This commemorative documentary shifts the narrative from the massacre itself to amplify the voices of those Black pioneers then who went West to build their American dream.
  • Friday, June 18 on 8:00 p.m. on National Geographic and Hulu
    ‘Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer’
    National Geographic Documentary Films documentary sheds new light on a century of intense racial conflict. 

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