In the heartland of America there once was a Black Community Paradise more than 600 businesses strong. Among these were 21 churches, 30 restaurants, 41 grocery stores, libraries, schools, law offices, a hospital, a bank, a post office, six privately owned airplanes, a bus system, and two movie theaters all within a 36 block radius. The year was 1921 in Greenwood, Tulsa Oklahoma aka Black Wall Street. Our hidden history comes alive onstage!
Featuring C.K. Allen, Victor Arnez, Kim Austin, Phillip Burke, Charles Curtis, Keith Dames, Valerie Donaldson, Adiagha Faizah, Michael Leonard James, Shashone Lambert, Ricki Lynee, Rhonda “Akanke” McLean-Nur, Gary McNeil, Nicholas Newton, Wi-Moto Nyoka, Passion, Gene Presendieu, Byron C. Saunders, Donnell Smith, Quatis Tarkington, Rahsan Taylor, & Marlene Villafane. Written By Celeste Bedford Walker
Directed by Patricia Floyd, and produced by Michael Green.
A MICHAEL GREEN/SHADES OF TRUTH THEATRE & VOZA RIVERS/NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP presentation.
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