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'Black Wall Street Burning' Movie Tells Story of Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted at 8:35 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 21:36:35-05

The story of the Tulsa Race Massacre is now being told through the big screen.

The movie "Black Wall Street Burning" deals with the racial tensions of 1921 and how a minor incident caused those tensions to explode, resulting in hundreds of black lives and buildings lost.

The movie is showing right now at the Circle Cinema.

One woman who saw the movie told 2 Works for You it raised a few questions for her.

"Is there remorse and will they ever receive reparations for that?" Patrice Mitchell said. "It would be like saying I'm sorry. Sorry this happened."

Another man says he believes the movie is a fair representation of what happened and that he's happy the story is being told.

"This day and time, I'm glad to see it's being put out there," Ronnie Mitchell said. "These kids need to know what happened."

Thursday is the last day that "Black Wall Street Burning" will be shown at Circle Cinema.

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