Black History Month movie: BEFORE THEY DIE!


February 19 (Sunday)
Black History Month film series: Before They Die!
1 p.m.

Join us for our first Black History Month documentary series and celebration! We are thrilled to be a part of a national dialogue that honors the lives of African-Americans. Through this shared experience we invite you to examine notions of urbanism, class, economics, culture, race, identity, and how it all helped shape American history. Free admission

Tonight's film is Before They Die! (92 mins), a film chronicling the survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot and their quest for justice. The riot took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921. A white mob attacked residents and businesses of the African American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in what is widely considered the worst incident of racial violence in U.S. history. The attack, carried out on the ground and by air, destroyed more than thirty-five blocks. At the time, Greenwood was the wealthiest black community in the nation.