Documentary hosted by OSU-Tulsa faculty up for regional Emmy Award
“Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later,” a documentary created by the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) and hosted by Quraysh Ali Lansana, the director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation at OSU-Tulsa, has been nominated for a 2022 Heartland Emmy award.
The hour-long documentary special that originally premiered on May 31, 2021 – the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre – is nominated for an award in the Cultural Documentary Program category. “Greenwood: Here and Now,” from OSU’s own O’Colly Media Group, is also nominated in this category.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for the work we put into this documentary special,” said Quraysh Ali Lansana, who hosted the program and also served as a consulting writer. “The impact of the destruction of the Greenwood District over a century ago is still felt strong today, even with decades of history being swept under the rug. It brings me hope to see this history recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”
“Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later” covers the rise of Black Wall Street, the devastation wrought during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the dedication of contemporary creatives to build a new legacy.
The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is one of 19 regional chapters across the United States, covering Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
The winners will be announced at the 35th Annual Awards Gala on July 16 in a ceremony at the Oklahoma Historical Society.
To see more work from Quraysh Ali Lansana and the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation at OSU-Tulsa, visit tulsa.okstate.edu/trht.
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