From: Ben Achtenberg [mailto:Ben@fanlight.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2002 4:05 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: RE: Title search: "Black Wall Street: a black holocaust in
Many thanks for the evocative description, Monique. I'd love to see it. I
wondered if it was about the Tulsa riots, but the "Wall Street" reference
At 12:03 PM 3/7/02 -0800, you wrote:
>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
>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
>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
>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:
> >Dear Jeffrey,
> >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
> >Peter Delin/Videolektorat
> >Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
> >Jeffrey Clark schrieb:
> > >
> > > Colleagues,
> > >
> > > A faculty member at our institution is looking for this title--which
> > > been distributed by an outfit called Duralon Entertainment. It's
> > > 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)
> > >