Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

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Jonathan Silvers, DeNeen Brown, Eric Stover
Publication Date
February 3, 2021
Publication Type
Conflict, Investigations Program


At the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre—one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history—Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten premiered on PBS stations nationwide. The documentary, co-produced by HRC Co-Faculty Director Eric Stover, examined this deadly assault in the context of contemporary police violence, including the police murder of George Floyd.

“The Tulsa Race Massacre should be seen and remembered in the context of other global atrocities and racial violence,” said Stover, who collaborated with Director Jonathan Silvers and Washington Post reporter DeNeen Brown to make the film. “This documentary tells a story once erased from American history, sharing the resistance, hopes, and quest of Black communities seeking truth and justice.”