Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film, 1948-1952
Anderson, Harold M
Motion pictures (visual works)
Black Wall Street was a vibrant African American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that experienced a resurgence after race riots that occurred in 1921. Filmed between 1948 and 1952, Reverend Harold Anderson's Black Wall Street film documents many of the neighborhood's businesses including barber shops, bakers, taxi companies, jewelers, and other stores. Rev. Anderson also captured its citizens in church, at school, participating in parades, and walking around the area. The film includes footage of Richard and Pat Nixon as they campaigned in Black Wall Street. Nixon was the first vice-presidential candidate to visit the African American neighborhood.
A black and white, 16mm film documenting the people and businesses of the Black Wall Street section of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the years following the 1921 race riots.
Harold M. Anderson Black Wall Street Film, 1948-1952, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
African American businesspeople
African American churches
African American neighborhoods
2009.3050 (NMAH Acc.)
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