New ‘Watchmen’ Trailer Depicts 1921 Tulsa RaceMassacre

In the newest trailer for the upcoming HBO series Watchmen, a brief glimpse of the horrendous 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre/ Riot is shown.

Show creator Damon Lindelof said that the series would tackle the topic of white supremacy, exemplified by such events as the 1921 massacre of Tulsa, Oklahoma African American citizens.

From the Tulsa World, “Lindelof said he was inspired to address the subject after reading The Case for Reparations” by essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who referenced the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in his work, reported.”

“That was the first time I’d heard about Black Wall Street and what happened in Tulsa in 1921, Lindelof said. “I was ashamed and confused and embarrassed that I had never heard about it before. That was the beginning of my education.”

“The Tulsa Race Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot, happened May 31-June 1, 1921. Dozens reportedly were killed, and thousands who lived in the 40-block Greenwood District were left homeless.”

Watchmen premieres 10/20, on HBO.

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