Houston Rockets All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is set to produce a documentary series about the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, according to Variety.
After leading a Black Lives Matter protest against racial injustice over the weekend, NBA star Russell Westbrook is producing a project on “the single worst incident of racial violence in American history.”
Westbrook is teaming with celebrated documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson and “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” producer Blackfin for a series on the Tulsa race massacre of 1921, titled “Terror In Tulsa: The Rise And Fall of Black Wall Street.” The series is described as both an exploration of America’s past, and also a “urgent, sobering look at the social, economic and political lines that continue to divide the country.” It will inter-weave both past and present-day narratives in order to investigate the tragic event and its continuing impact.
Westbrook, who played 11 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder before being traded to the Rockets in July 2019, said in a tweet that living “in Oklahoma opened my eyes to the rich and sordid history of the state.”
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) June 10, 2020