TULSA, Okla. — NBA superstar LeBron James will have a hand in an upcoming documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Writer Salima Koroma announced the partnership with James and business partner Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment on Twitter on Monday.
The announcement of the documentary came on the 99th anniversary of the strategy and one day after Tulsans protested against racial injustice in the Greenwood District in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
Historians say more than 35 blocks of Tulsa’s Greenwood District burned and more than 300 people died on June 1, 1921 as mobs of armed white people looted and burned black-owned businesses in the area.
Black Wall Street was home to the state’s second-largest African American community when the mobs attacked and set it aflame.
Previous productions by James and Carter’s SpringHill have been about black history in the U.S., including “Shut Up and Dribble,” “Self Made: Inspired by the life of Madam C.J. Walker.” and “What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali.”
The search for hundreds of graves from the Tulsa Race Massacre continues as many bodies were never found.
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