Although Russell Westbrook’s 11-year reign with the Oklahoma City Thunder is over his contributions to the city and history of the state is still going strong. His recent announcement to executive produce a series on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre is set to do just that. Westbrook along with director Stanley Nelson and production company Blackfin are all joining forces to share a story that was meant to remain hidden.
Nelson released in a statement,”The story of Tulsa reveals a significant chapter in the American experience leading up to this moment. From the cover-ups of the massacre in 1921, to the uncovering of the mass graves left in its wake, the story of Tulsa is the harsh example of not only the history of violence against black people in America, but also the great American sin of burying it out of sight and pretending it never happened.”
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) June 10, 2020
Russell shares his desire to share this story, “My time in Oklahoma opened my eyes to the rich and sordid history of the state. It’s important we uncover the buried stories of African Americans in this country. We must amplify them now more than ever if we want to create change moving forward.”
The series titled “Terror in Tulsa: The Rise and Fall of Black Wallstreet” has yet to announce a release date.