SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: May 13, 2021
On Thursday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m., join KLRN Public Television for the national virtual premiere of the documentary ‘Tulsa: the Fire and the Forgotten’ to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
This event is presented by The WNET Group and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with ten PBS affiliate stations across the country. KLRN is proud to present this virtual screening with our community partners: San Antonio for Growth on the East Side (SAGE), The San Antonio African American Museum Archive & Museum (SAACAM), and St. Philip’s College.
Following the premiere, learn how the community of Tulsa and the nation are coming to terms with its past, present, and future in a panel discussion featuring DeNeen Brown, award-winning writer for The Washington Post and associate professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism; Paul Gardullo, historian and curator of the exhibition on the Tulsa Race Massacre now on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; State Representative Regina Goodwin; Greg Robinson II, Director of Met Cares Foundation; and co-producer of the film, Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and moderated by Emmy-winning journalist Michel Martin.
Join us online on May 20th at 6:00 p.m. for this meaningful commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre and its enduring legacy in the United States. RSVP at https://bit.ly/Tulsa_KLRN. KLRN will broadcast the documentary at 9:00 p.m. on May 31, 2021 – the hundred-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
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