The Night Tulsa Burned

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I may not be a Tulsan by birth, but this city is my home and I love it. Of course, like all homes, Tulsa has its problems. And honestly, sometimes those problems are what inspire me most. Dreamland Burning is about the Tulsa race riot (which plenty of people around here justifiably call a “race war” or “massacre”). It’s also about how we’re still dealing with institutional racism and bigotry today.

The Night Tulsa Burned is a good introduction to what happened at the end of April, 1921. I hope you watch. And I hope it will make you want to learn more.