PBBB Presents “Resurrecting Black Wall Street The BluePrint”
Thu January 18 @ 8:00 pm | 10:00 pm| Free
Resurrecting Black Wall Street – The Blueprint explores the foundations of the Greenwood section of Tulsa Oklahoma and the atrocity committed against black American citizens during the early part of the 20th century. The film extrapolates the implications of these tragic events to resurrect the ideas that led to the creation of one of the most prosperous black communities in American history.
The film examines “Little Africa” of Tulsa Oklahoma as a shining example of what black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective. Featuring leading financial scholars, historians and activists, the film allows us to study the body of knowledge left behind by our ancestors in order to move on to a more empowered future. Principles of cooperative economics, wealth building, and black business development are addressed, along with the TRUTH about what happened to the people who had their wealth stolen and their story buried for over 100 years.
Film noted scholar Dr Boyce Watkins leads a powerful and important discussion about one of the most impactful, yet hidden stories in all of Black History. Dr. Watkins, an executive producer for the film, extrapolates the implications of these tragic events to resurrect the ideas that led to the creation of one of the most prosperous black communities in American history.
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