The African History Network Lecture Series presents a Screening & Discussion of “Resurrecting Black Wall Street” feat. Michael Imhotep and “Part 2: EMPIRE Strikes Black: Propaganda of The Media” by Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show & The Michael Imhotep Show. Sat., May, 2nd, 2015, 1:00pm - 7:00pm at Nandi’s Knowledge Café, 12511 Woodward Ave. Highland Park, MI (4 blocks South of Davison Fwy Between Glendale & Highland) (313) 462-0003 or (313) 865-1288 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ev...
. Watch the trailer for “Resurrecting Black Wall Street here: https://youtu.be/dTNAno3pRnU
. You can pre-order the documentary at https://youtu.be/dTNAno3pRnU
African Americans currently battle shockingly high rates of unemployment and incarceration, in addition to a wealth gap that defies belief. Much of this gap is not due to financial mismanagement, but because of the systematic theft of black wealth that has occurred in this country over the last 400 years.
One of the most egregious human rights violations of the last century occurred during the Black Wall Street Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. During this time, the most affluent African American community in America was burned to the ground and stripped of its wealth as thousands were killed, jailed, hospitalized and displaced by angry racist mobs. Over 1,200 residences were destroyed during the riot, and there was no compensation to the victims of this horrendous tragedy.
Even worse, the story of Black Wall Street has been kept out of history books and rarely discussed publicly, even in the state of Oklahoma, where the tragedy took place. If you'll recall, Oklahoma is also the state where members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were recently recorded singing a song about hanging black people from trees and where Eric Harris was shot and killed and he cries that he could not breathe were mocked by a Police Officer. These racist attitudes result from the consistent hiding and denial of honest and accurate African History in America.