It was eleven years ago that I began my research on Black Wall Street. I read every available piece of literature to include The Final Report of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Riot of 1921. My work on the subject continued for ten years and culminated when I joined up with the very talented Judith James of the Dreyfuss/James Production Company, and with Adger Cowans, recognized as one of America’s prominent photographer who has done work on a number of films, as well as Laurel Stradford, the family historian of the John Baptiste Stradford, (the richest Black man on Black Wall Street) Legacy.
Our team now has written the best and most outstanding as well as truthful screenplay titled, Defending Black Wall Street. With the assistance of Andrew Wyatt, of the Purpose PR Firm, one of the most respected in the country, we are moving forward to our next step of producing a film that best portrays the successful men and women of Black Wall Street, and the heroes that fought off the hate that invaded their businesses and homes on that fateful day of June 1, 1921.