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"Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed"

March 18, 2017 12:45 PM

Actress, singer, and theatrical producer Lynnie Godfrey discusses a dramatic reading of the play "Greenwood: An American Dream Destroyed" being performed at Russell Sage College. The play, by Houston-based playwright Celeste Bedford Walker, is based on racial violence in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, that devastated what had been a socially and economically thriving black community.

Historical photos of Greenwood shown during the interview are used courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.

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