In the wake of protests, 'Surviving R Kelly' producer to direct docu film ‘Black Wall Street’

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New Delhi Published: Jun 02, 2020, 07.27 AM(IST)

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Dream Hampton's Emmy-nominated Lifetime miniseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on the disgraced rapper broke ratings records.

While the US protests don’t seem to die down over the death of George Floyd, a black man at the hands of a police officer; Dream Hampton, executive producer of ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ will direct ‘Black Wall Street’, a limited documentary series about the Tulsa Race Massacre.

It was a deadly act of racial violence committed 99 years ago.

As the project was announced, Dram Hampton said, "Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the Greenwood District Massacre be erased from history. I'm so inspired by their persistence to lift up the stories of what North Tulsa was before the massacre," about the burning of Tulsa's Greenwood District, dubbed ‘Black Wall Street’ for its collection of successful African American-owned businesses.

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In 1921, over 300 African Americans were killed and thousands more were displaced as the Greenwood District was set ablaze. "As the centennial approaches they are still searching for a mass grave they believe contains the bodies of the victims of the Black Wall Street Massacre, and they are still demanding reparations. I'm inspired to learn this history from them, and to tell their ongoing story,” Hampton added.

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