UA-Pulaski Tech The Center for Humanities & Arts (CHARTS)
Deep Greenwood-Hidden Truth of Black Wall Street the Stage play will be at UA-Pulaski Tech’s Center for Humanities & Arts in North Little Rock for Arkansas Theatre Festival. The play is a fact-based story set in early 1900s when racism thrived and Segregation was law. Two men by the names of O.W Gurley and J.B Stratford came together with a plan to start an all-black business district and community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Black Wall Street was born, creating more than 100 businesses like grocery stores, banks, theaters, restaurants, hotels, lawyer and doctor offices. While the black businesses thrived, many black people considered Tulsa the promise land; that is, until one night in 1921. This play sheds a light on the dark events leading up to one of the deadliest, untold and unforgettable race riots/ massacres in American History. It encompasses Hope, Unity and Resilience for a generation who understood how important it was to stand strong. Deep Greenwood director Mia Walters came from Oklahoma and cast all Arkansas actors.