The Film

Resurrecting Black Wall Street : the Blueprint

Resurrecting Black Wall Street – The Blueprint explores the foundations of the Greenwood section of Tulsa Oklahoma and the atrocity committed against black American citizens during the early part of the 20th century. The film extrapolates the implications of these tragic events to resurrect the ideas that led to the creation of one of the most prosperous black communities in American history.

chicago premiereThe film examines “Little Africa” of Tulsa Oklahoma as a shining example of what black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective. Featuring leading financial scholars, historians and activists, the film allows us to study the body of knowledge left behind by our ancestors in order to move on to a more empowered future. Principles of cooperative economics, wealth building, and black business development are addressed, along with the TRUTH about what happened to the people who had their wealth stolen and their story buried for over 100 years.

At screenings of the film noted scholar Dr Boyce Watkins leads a powerful and important discussion about one of the most impactful, yet hidden stories in all of Black History. Dr. Watkins, an executive producer for the film, extrapolates the implications of these tragic events to resurrect the ideas that led to the creation of one of the most prosperous black communities in American history.

Resurrecting Black Wall Street discussion

These discussions consist of a screening of the film, “Resurrecting Black Wall Street:  The Blueprint”, followed by a lecture by Dr Boyce Watkins explaining how black people can resurrect the ideas of Black Wall Street and create our own Black Wall Streets in the 21st and 22nd centuries. You won’t want to miss this extraordinary and historic event!

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The Experts

Damon Dash

Damon Dash

Damon Dash is an American entrepreneur. Dash is Jay-Z’s former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a highly successful tour for Jay-Z.

In April 2014, it was announced that Dash is also involved with Blind Debit, a fingerprint payment application being developed by Dez White

Robert Howard

Robert Howard

Robert Howard is an entrepreneur, a community programs facilitator and public speaker born and based in Los Angeles.

Michael Imhotep

Michael Imhotep

Michael Imhotep is a talk show host, researcher, lecturer and writer. He is the host of “The Michael Imhotep Show” and founder of The African History Network. He deals with African History, African American History, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship, etc. The African History Network focuses on educating, empowering and inspiring people of African descent throughout the Diaspora and around the world. For more information visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.

Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Aaron D. Johnson is a husband, father, educator, writer, and motivational speaker out of New York with over a decade of experience in education. He has been a teacher of global history, criminal justice, economics, and African American Studies. Aaron has been recognized by the New York State Assembly for his dedication to education and his students. Aaron D. Johnson is currently a doctoral candidate at St. John’s University, focusing his studies on the enduring presence of racism in Long Island schools.

Dr. Cleo Manago

Dr. Cleo Manago

Dr. Cleo Manago is a socio-political analyst, behavioral health expert and founder of the AmASSI Centers for Wellness, Education & Culture, and Black Men’s Xchange National (or BMX), where he is CEO. BMX is an anti-oppression and advocacy organization for the edification and protection of diverse Black males. Dr. Manago is also a frequent commentator on TVOne’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin.

Moya Ojarigi

Moya Ojarigi

Moya Ojarigi has spent half a decade developing systems that allow Black Children to see their own inner leader by knowing leaders from the past. Moya has received her Master’s Degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is available for speaking and presentations. Contact her at Moya@earlyliteracymadefun.com

Khary Pestaina

Khary Pestaina

Khary Pestaina is a writer and award-winning educator based in South Florida. Aged 41 and grounded in the history African diasporic traditions and trends on the continent of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin and North America, Khary has been an active participant in the cultural and
artistic development of S. Florida for over 20 years. Khary is a member of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and holds a Master’s Degree in History, a Bachelor of Science in Communications and is the second ever graduate of Florida International University’s School of
African-New World Studies. He appears in Your Black World Today’s 2015 film Resurrecting Black Wall Street and hosts a weekly Jazz/Talk program on Excitementradio.com

Dominique Reese

Dominique Reese

Known as The Money Master, Dr. Dominique’ Reese’s more than 10 years as a personal finance coach and strategist has developed women leaders, professionals and business owners into money masters. She serves women living in their divine purpose, to help them solve their money problems and achieve financial freedom. It’s her belief that literacy and legacy are hallmarks of life and she wants her clients to master both in their financial journey.

Dr. Dominique’ has a degree in economics from Princeton University and an honorary doctorate of philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary & University.

La’Tesha Sampson

La’Tesha Sampson

La’Tesha Sampson is the President and Founder of Great Joy
Counseling and Consulting Services, a NJ based psychotherapy practice and cultural inclusion consulting company. Ms. Sampson is also a full time faculty member of the Rutgers University School of Social Work.

Damario Simmons

Damario Simmons

Damario is Of Counsel at Oklahoma’s premier full service law firm Riggs
Abney, based in the firm’s Tulsa office, but with a national practice focused on Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Sports Law.

Damario is a community and team-oriented lawyer with over 15 years of verifiable success as an advisor, advocate, and partner who has successfully represented clients in federal, state, and tribal courts and legislative hearings and matters. He is a highly skilled strategic planner, communicator, and builder of meaningful relationships to accomplish client goals.

Asha Tarry

Asha Tarry

Asha Tarry, a licensed psychotherapist and life coach has been in the field of mental health for more than 15 years. Her range of experience from counseling children and families to providing mental health awareness through her advocacy, radio, television work and published writing has reached thousands of people around the world. Asha’s outgoing personality and innate concern for others keeps her in demand. For more information on Asha’s services, visit www.BHConsultingServices.net.

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins, also known as The People’s Scholar, is a leading scholar and social commentator. His thought-provoking (and sometimes controversial) commentary has been featured on every major network, including CNN, MSNBC, and Huffington Post. While he analyzes a vast
array of topics, his primary focuses are economic empowerment, social
justice, and education.

Watoto from the Nile

Watoto from the Nile

Watoto From The Nile is a young African-centered, thought provoking,
socially and culturally conscious music group that teaches a message
of love.

I Am Black Wall Street

RESURRECTING BLACK WALL STREET: THE BLUEPRINT is inspiring local conversations about creating our own Black Wall Streets in the 21st century. We have immense power to create change and inspire the next generation. We’d love for you to join in!

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