CNN Films’ “Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street” Plays Monday 9 PM EST

Before Tulsa, this Georgia county forced out nearly all Black residents

Forsyth County, Georgia, was home to over a thousand Black residents in the early 20th century, including some who owned hundreds of acres of land. The death of a White teenager and the lynching of a Black man upended the community, causing ripple effects that people are still reckoning with today. CNN Films’ “Dreamland: The Burning of Black Wall Street” airs Monday, May 31 at 9 p.m ET.

Watch the introduction video in CNN

Categories: Racism

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  1. One hundred years ago, a white mob decimated the Black residents of the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla. What was lost in the Tulsa Race Massacre is still felt today. Our series explores how the community now known as “Black Wall Street” has become a symbol of the challenges Black communities face in building and sustaining wealth.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/tulsa-race-massacre-sidelined-legacy-of-black-wealth-in-greenwood-11622218327?mod=djemalertNEWS

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