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Stage Play - Fireproof Faith: The Burning of Black Wall Street

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Buckman Performing Arts Center

60 Perkins Extd

Memphis, TN 38117

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Greenwood Avenue (Black Wall Street) in Tulsa, Oklahoma featured many luxury shops, restaurants, movie theaters, a library, nightclubs, a school system, hospital, bus and taxi service and more, all owned and operated by African Americans in the early 1900 ’s. This affluent neighborhood soon caught the attention of local white residents resenting the upscale lifestyle of people they deemed inferior. This jealousy resulted in one of the most devastating massacres in the history of the U.S. known as the Tulsa Race Massacre or Burning of Black Wall Street. This play details the 24 hours from May 31 – June 1, 1921 when this bustling neighborhood of promise was destroyed by guns, fire and bombs, killing hundreds of black people, destroying thousands of homes and this once thriving community. This stage production will remind us of the resiliency of African American people and our ability to overcome tragedy and misfortune when we rely on a faith that cannot be destroyed.


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