Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance are teaming up with writer Nathan Alan Davis on a limited series about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
The series tells the story of the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the time it was the wealthiest Black community in the US and referred to as “Black Wall Street.” The series is the first project from Bassett Vance Productions as part of the deal made with MTV Entertainment Studios last year.
“Angela and I have always had a deep appreciation for history, especially when it comes to stories that are rooted in the Black community,” Vance shard with Variety. “We look forward to working on this series with MTV Entertainment Studios that will explore an important slice of American history as we look to reflect on events that changed the lives of countless Black families in Tulsa, Oklahoma one hundred years ago. We are excited to work with Nathan because his vision directly aligns with the story that Angela and I want to tell. Although the series will revisit the Black pain and tragedy that took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, it will also importantly introduce to many the stories of the extraordinary, entrepreneurial people who built Black Wall Street and all that this community accomplished.”