Do you know your history? The feature film 1921 is inspired by the true events so horrific
they’ve been buried in our country’s history ever since - Omaha Nebraska Riot of 1919, Springfield Race Riot of 1908, Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 and Chicago Race Riot of 1919. But the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 was labeled 'Black Wall Street'. 1921 will touch fictional characters but Non-Fictional situation's involving each Race Riot.
The black communities struggle to maintain peace and pleasure while white leaders perpetrate hate crimes. Black men are falsely accused of violating written and unwritten rules. The KKK, politicians and white communities step in to destroy one of 1921’s most prosperous black communities.
President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act forced Black and Native Americans to seek a new homeland after a torturous journey along what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Blacks and Native Americans settled in what is now known as Oklahoma. When this region became a statehood, once again the oppressed faced being driven from their homeland.
The year is 1921 and in the fourteen years since Oklahoma has become a state, Tulsa has been built up by the oil industry. The town is divided by a railroad track on one side of the tracks is a primarily white community whose interest lies more in building up the KKK than maintaining their oil industry and the other side is America’s wealthiest and most desirable Black and Native community; a place so prosperous and self-sustaining it is dubbed Black Wall Street.
Our story focuses on the individuals that make this community thrive and jive and how they broke down the barriers of race against all odds. Though the setting is contentious and a constant struggle to live within the racial divide, the people of Black Wall Street know how to balance hard work with love and laughter and music.
In our fictional story there’s Old Man Rusty, the only member still alive from the Trail of Tears, he doles out rhythmic advice to the young and old, especially as it pertains to matters of the heart and the local gals known as the ‘3 Degrees.’ Rusty is particularly interested in the bright and beautiful, Mary Smith, who is well on her way to taking over Rusty’s store as the town doctor – that is if she doesn’t get too distracted by Martin’s advances. As an
attorney, Martin spends everyday in court battling injustice against blacks to no avail. His interest in
Mary becomes a gossip driven comedy thanks to the town
mouth, Rochelle; Mary’s best friend. Rochelle goes about thinking she’s ‘all that and more’ with her imaginary band backing her up along the way.
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