DREAMLAND IS BURNING
Tulsa, OK, 1921. When a young Black man is falsely accused of assaulting a White girl, it sets off a series of events that leads to over 300 deaths and the destruction of an entire neighborhood...an event now known as the Tulsa Massacre.
But Cobb tells her he has no idea what she's talking about; he's lived in Tulsa his whole life and never heard of any massacre. Mabel tries to contain her anger and starts into her tale, a story that takes us inside the special place known as Greenwood...and gives us a front seat for its destruction at the hands of an angry mob.
Greenwood was a thriving Black neighborhood full of shops, stores, churches and restaurants. It was home to close to 10,000 people. And in one night, it was almost completely destroyed.
DREAMLAND IS BURNING gives the audience a front-row seat to how and why the massacre unfolded, and in doing so, holds up a mirror that makes us ask ourselves "How was this allowed to happen?" and "Could this happen again?"
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