Film Screening: Before They Die!

By Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (other events)

Saturday, February 8 2020 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

In a 24-hour period on May 31, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a white mob bombed, burned, looted and destroyed America's most prosperous African-American community, known as "The Black Wall Street." Through intimidation and with the support of state and local governments, a conspiracy of silence covered up the loss of more than 300 lives and the displacement of more than 10,000 law-abiding citizens.

For more than 10 years, Reginald (Reggie) Turner followed Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and his team of lawyers around the country doocumenting the stories of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot survivors. Turner's film, Before They Die, tells the story of these survivors and their quest for justice while bringing light to one of the darkest days in American history. 

Filmmaker Reggie Turner is a lawyer, agent, entrepreneur and manager who is working to create resolution, closure and compensation for the victims of the worst case of domestic violence in American history. The CEO of Virtual Technology Group and Momentum Management, Turner holds degrees from Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School.