RE: Title search: "Black Wall Street: a black holocaust in Americ

Threatt, Monique L (mthreatt@indiana.edu)
Thu, 7 Mar 2002 13:28:13 -0800 (PST)

Hey Ben,
Sorry if I went over (or under) board. LOL.--Monique

-----Original Message-----
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
Americ a"

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
threw me.

Best,
Ben

At 12:03 PM 3/7/02 -0800, you wrote:
>Ben,
>
>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
>documentary.
>
>Monique Threatt
>
>-----Original Message-----
>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
>America"
>
>
>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.?
>
>Ben Achtenberg
>
>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.
> >http://www.daveyd.com/blackwallpolitic.html
> >http://members.tripod.com/logicalthinker/blackwall4.html
> >http://www.deltasigmatheta.com/archiv03.htm
> >
> >With kind regards
> >Peter Delin/Videolektorat
> >Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
> >http://www.zlb.de/index.html
> >
> >
> >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
>in
> > > WorldCat and available at 20 institutions... but we'd like to find out
>if
> > > it's still available for purchase instead of just loan.
> > >
> > > Any leads?
> > >
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > > **********
> > > Jeff Clark
> > > Director
> > > Media Resources (MSC 1701)
> > > James Madison University
> > > clarkjc@jmu.edu
> > > 540-568-6770 (voice)
> > > 540-568-3405 (fax)
> > >