UVA Center for Politics Screens Documentary “The Legacy of Black Wall Street” on Downtown Mall
Evening of events at Charlottesville’s Ting Pavilion includes discussion with film director
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA) – The UVA Center for Politics in partnership with Legacy Productions and OWN presents “The Legacy of Black Wall Street,” an evening of events surrounding the documentary directed by Deborah Riley Draper.
The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 and will be held in-person at the Ting Pavilion at 700 E. Main St. on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Masks are required for attendees, and tickets are still available through Eventbrite.
The film tracks the rise of Black Wall Street in Oklahoma up until the 1921 Tulsa race massacre. This commemorative documentary shifts the narrative from the massacre itself to amplifying the voices of the Black pioneers.
The event schedule is:
— Welcome by Andrea Douglas from the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
— Remarks from Dr. Taison Bell from UVA Health.
— Informal discussion with Deborah Riley Draper and Lillie Tyson Head, whose father was a victim of the ethically fraught syphilis study that denied treatment to its Black participants in the middle of the 20th century.
— Remarks by Kai Bowe from OWN.
— Screening of The Legacy of Black Wall Street documentary.
— Conversation with Kai Bowe and Deborah Riley Draper moderated by Andrea Douglas.
Members of the media are welcome to attend as well. This event is sponsored by Red Light Management.