Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents a screening of the powerful documentary, “Before They Die!,” Saturday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. in the museum, 100 S. The Grove Dr. The screening will be followed by a Q and A with filmmaker Reggie Turner.
In a 24-hour period on May 31, 1921 in Tulsa, Okla., 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.
“Before They Die!” is the story of the survivors and their quest for justice while exposing one of the darkest days in American history. For more than 10 years, Reggie Turner followed Harvard Law Prof. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and his team of lawyers around the country documenting the stories of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot survivors.
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.
Admission to both the museum and the event are free. More information may be obtained at https://bit.ly/2uk8Vph and tickets may be reserved at https://bit.ly/2RXvv02.
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the first survivor-founded Holocaust museum in the United States, commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and houses the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. Since 1961 the museum has provided free Holocaust education to students and visitors from across the world. The museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.Visit www.lamoth.org.