Back in 2019, the series premiere of HBO’s Watchmen introduced many viewers to the Tulsa Race Massacre. Considered the single worst incident of racist violence in American history, the 1921 massacre saw white residents of Tulsa, Okla., rampage through the city’s Greenwood District, then known as “Black Wall Street” because it was the wealthiest Black community in the United States. The history of the massacre is so rarely taught in American schools that it took a comic book show for many to learn about it for the first time, which means there’s definitely more to teach.
To mark the massacre’s centenary this year, MTV announced Monday that it is collaborating with Bassett Vance Productions — the company run by husband-and-wife duo Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett — on a limited-series drama based on the real-life history.
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