A person would have to know a little about race relations in American
History during the 1920s to understand this documentary.
Short version: "the film traces the demise of a prosperous African American
community in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921." But, it's more than that. Think
Rosewood, the movie. In a nutshell, African Americans who had migrated to
Oklahoma were not only segregated, but were able to prosper and build
successful businesses--thus the name "Black Wall Street."
Of course, hard and desperate times can make people do crazy things. The
final result, poor whites were outraged that black people could be
successful and prosper, while they fell on hard times. So, the next thing
you have is a white angry mob going into this community and burning it down.
Lives lost on both side. That's the short end of it. I hope it's a little
helpful. The accompany book is pretty good and details what you miss in the
From: Ben Achtenberg [mailto:Ben@fanlight.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 2:17 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Title search: "Black Wall Street: a black holocaust in
I have no helpful information to offer, but am not familiar with this film
-- can anybody fill me in on what it's about, etc.?
At 05:55 AM 3/7/02 -0800, you wrote:
>I have found the adress of Duralon Entertainment on the web, but the
>first site was last updated in 10/24/1998, the second in 02/12/2000, the
>third in 05/25/2001 . You might try the mentioned adress in Tulsa.
>Perhaps Duralon still exists.
>With kind regards
>Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
>Jeffrey Clark schrieb:
> > Colleagues,
> > A faculty member at our institution is looking for this title--which had
> > been distributed by an outfit called Duralon Entertainment. It's listed
> > WorldCat and available at 20 institutions... but we'd like to find out
> > it's still available for purchase instead of just loan.
> > Any leads?
> > Jeff
> > **********
> > Jeff Clark
> > Director
> > Media Resources (MSC 1701)
> > James Madison University
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 540-568-6770 (voice)
> > 540-568-3405 (fax)