Shades of Truth Theater presents "Black Wall Street," a play about a small town in Tulsa Oklahoma, with an African-American community called Greenwood that struck oil in the 1920s. This community consisted of African-Americans, who fled the oppression of the South; to carve out for themselves their place in history. In time, some of the African-Americans who happened to settle on oil-rich land became incredibly wealthy. So wealthy, in fact, that the town was soon known as Black Wall Street.
One Sunday evening, the town’s more influential citizens gathered to have their pictures taken for the local newspaper in honor of the community’s 20th anniversary. Before the play ends, the entire community of Greenwood is completely burned to the ground. Written by Celeste Bedford Walker and directed by Aixa Kendrick, the play will be held at Friday Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1 at The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center at 3940 Broadway.
To purchase tickets go to: http://shadesoftruththeatrepresentsblackwallstreet.eventbrite.com/ or call Smartix at (212) 868-4444.